Stomach ulcer

Stomach Ulcer Test

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Around half of the world population may have been infected with a bacterium called H.pylori, although not every infection produces symptoms.

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) causes conditions such as gastritis and stomach ulcers, affecting men, women and children. However, use of the appropriate antibiotic combinations and antacids can eliminate the bacterial colonisation. The stomach lining and duodenum are both protected against the stomach's acidity by a protective coating. If the mucous membrane is disturbed or damaged, this can lead to stomach ulcers. Typically, these are caused by H.pylori infections and, left untreated, there is a risk of stomach cancer developing.

Individuals experiencing frequent, recurring problems with digestion, tenderness and persistent discomfort during or after meals should consider using a SELFCHECK Stomach Ulcer home screening test. The test is easy to use, requiring only a finger prick blood sample and the test is completed in less than 10 minutes, giving a visual, easy to interpret result. (The test detects the presence of raised antibodies to H.pylori bacteria indicative of a current or recent infection).

The benefit of carrying out a SELFCHECK Stomach Ulcer screening test in privacy ensures confidentiality as well as providing the necessary incentive needed to take further steps in terms of managing personal health and seeking earlier consultation with a healthcare professional to facilitate earlier medical intervention should further action be needed.

The SELFCHECK Stomach Ulcer (H.pylori) screening test is easy to use, requiring a small finger prick blood sample to perform the test and a visual result is available in less than 10 minutes.

A simple home blood-spot test to detect Helicobacter pylori infection.

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