What is H. pylori?
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria found in the inner lining of the small intestine (or duodenum) that causes chronic inflammation and peptic ulcers. A recent study from Medlineplus.gov states, approximately two-thirds of the world’s population is infected with H. Pylori in the United States. H. pylori Infection is also a strong risk factor for some types of stomach cancer. Helicobater testing, also known as a H. pylori test and H Pylori treatment are provided in our Beverly Hills office.