What is Helicobacter pylori

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori adapted to life in the acidic environment of the stomach that is linked to its ability in large quantities to excrete ammonia. Thanks to this substance the bacterium affects the mucous membranes and is a common cause of diseases of the stomach and 12 duodenal ulcer. Infection infection occurs through close contact with a sick person or during medical procedures using improperly processed instrumentation. To completely get rid of Helicobacter pylori using antibiotics and a few special drugs that regulate the acidity of gastric juice.

It is scientifically proven that prolonged carriage of Helicobacter pylori significantly increases the probability of development of cancer pathology.

What is Helik-test

Conducting a breath test for the presence of Helicobacter pylori is the most gentle method of research of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be used quickly and accurately diagnose the presence of bacteria in the body. Helicobacter test is that in the oral cavity of the examinee placed the tube with the indicator, which is connected with a special digital camera. Within 7 minutes, the patient breathes into a tube, then takes inside the small amount of urea with markers and continues to breathe for another 7 minutes. At the end of the test, you can determine how much carbon dioxide separated from the urea. In the absence of infection in the human body it is broken down completely. In some cases, the test result may be false positive. For further examination, the patient is encouraged to donate blood for the presence of antibodies to the infection. To do a breath test at any diagnostic center, the price in Moscow is 800 – 1000 rubles.

Practice shows that Helik-test allows to determine an accurate picture of not only bacteria, but also the degree of their activity, which is an important factor when choosing a method of treatment.

How to prepare for the test

Conducting this survey technique requires no special training. As a rule, Helik-test is in the morning and obligatory on an empty stomach. 3 days before the procedure should exclude alcoholic beverages. 3 hours before the test, do not use chewing gum and Smoking. During the inspection, therapy survey should be carried out not earlier than 2 weeks after the administration of antibacterial and antisecretory drugs.