Original title: More than half of my country’s people carry Helicobacter pylori on the hot search: What does triple or quadruple therapy mean?
April 9th is International Stomach Day.
Irregular and unhygienic diets, overeating, and fondness of food with strong flavors… These bad habits can easily cause stomach problems, and even cause stomach cancer in severe cases.
Among them, Helicobacter pylori is a primary carcinogen.Helicobacter pylori is mainly transmitted by oral-oral, fecal-oral and water sources. The topic #Over half of the people in my country carry Helicobacter pylori# also made it to the top of Weibo’s hot search list today.
Data show that more than half of people in my country are infected with Helicobacter pylori, and the risk of gastric cancer in Helicobacter pylori-infected patients is 4-6 times higher than that of uninfected patients.
According to popular science in the health sector, Helicobacter pylori in the stomach will cause damage to the gastric mucosa, resulting in chronic superficial gastritis, and long-term inflammation will lead to cancer risk.
Infection with Helicobacter pylori requires triple or quadruple therapy. What do triple and quadruple therapy mean?
It is known that,Both triple and quadruple therapy are treatments used to treat H. pylori infection. Triple therapy mainly refers to the use of a proton pump inhibitor, plus two antibiotics.
The quadruple therapy mainly refers to a proton pump inhibitor, plus a bismuth agent, and then used with two antibiotics.If the patient has mild H. pylori infection, triple therapy can be selected.
Experts remind that we must pay attention to developing good eating and hygiene habits. It is very important to use serving chopsticks, whether outside or inside the home.