Deciphering Low-Level Helicobacter pylori – Case Study

Low-Level H. pylori: To Treat or Not to Treat – One of the strengths of the GI MAP® is that it detects H. pylori with great sensitivity. However, the ability to quantify just 10 organisms per gram means that H. pylori will be detected at low levels that may not be clinically relevant.

H. pylori is estimated to be present in roughly 50% of the human population but will only cause disease in roughly 15% of those cases. There is evidence that H. pylori can modify the human immune response to confer protection against certain conditions such as asthma, eczema, IBD, diabetes and obesity. Whether H pylori acts as a pathogen or a symbiont will depend on complicated bacterium-host interactions. The art, then, comes with determining which cases of positive H pylori deserve treatment.
Presented by Amy Rolfsen, ND.
Watch this case study to see how Dr. Rolfsen used the GI-MAP on a 36-year-old female patient presenting with a 6-month history of severe upper abdominal pain accompanied by constipation and bloating. The patient also reported fatigue, hair loss and severe premenstrual mood changes, heavy, painful menses with clotting.
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  1. Heidi M on April 7, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Can it cause hair loss and anxiety

  2. Chat Noir on April 7, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Please see microbiologist Kiran Krishnan on h pylori. Many people have h pylori and it just needs to be brought into balance not eradicated. He also says this test is inaccurate. Dr. Mark Pimentel also does not trust the accuracy of this test.

  3. Ash H.N. on April 7, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Are you able to provide an update on this client’s experience after the protocol/ final testing of h pylori?

  4. on April 7, 2021 at 1:59 am

    thanks okay

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