How does h pylori exactly contribute to weight loss?

The various unpleasant manifestations of Helicobacter can be described here. Remember however that the great majority of persons with Hp have no symptoms that they are aware of and consider themselves normal.

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Derek57
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How does h pylori exactly contribute to weight loss?

Post by Derek57 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:43 am

I know it can cause weight gain or loss but for people who get loss how does it do that?Does it feed on the food of the host like tapeworm?OR when it makes imbalance in stomach acids it prevents the host from getting benefits from nutrients?

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Re: How does h pylori exactly contribute to weight loss?

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:49 pm

Good question. Usually when patients successfully eradicated H. pylori, their appetite improves and they would have weight gain.

in regards to weight loss, perhaps they have better quality of life and have better life style? i am not too sure.

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Re: How does h pylori exactly contribute to weight loss?

Post by Derek57 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:17 pm

I mean assuming this person does have a good diet and doesn't complain about loss of appetite put he has hard time putting on weight could this be from it or some thyroid gland problem?

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Re: How does h pylori exactly contribute to weight loss?

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:21 am

I think it could be anything. I am afraid this forum is specific to H. pylori infection and we need to focus on the diseases related to H. pylori.

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