of the H. pylori bacteria
In 1982, two Australian scientists,
Dr Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren discovered that stomach
ulcers were actually caused by H. pylori.
The New York Times published an article in 1984 by its medical correspondent Dr. Lawrence K. Altman on the link between H. pylori and Peptic Ulcer disease. He stated in 2002, "I’ve never seen the medical community more defensive or more critical of a story", and he had been with the paper since 1969.
It took a total of 23 years for Dr Barry Marshall and Dr Robin Warren to convince the medical profession
to acknowledge and embrace their breakthrough discovery, and they were eventually awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2005 for their work on H. pylori.
Let's go back in time...
The story of Dr Barry Marshall and Dr Robin
Warren started nearly 23 years before they won the Nobel Prize.
After years of intensive research, their discovery
which established the link between an infection of Helicobacter
Pylori bacterium and stomach ulcers, was finally made way
back in 1982.
Supporting evidence of the link between the
H. pylori bacterium and stomach ulcers quickly strengthened
over the next 10 years. Many studies from around the world
also confirmed without any doubt that there was a presence
of the Helicobacter Pylori bacterium in most people suffering
from peptic ulcers.
The concept of stress and diet being the cause
of peptic ulcers was so firmly entrenched in the medical professions
mindset at the time, that they could not bring themselves
to believe that a bacterium could possibly be the cause.
This newly discovered fact completely rocked
common medical beliefs in those days. Nobody believed that
Helicobacter Pylori could survive in the acidic environment
of the stomach, because the stomach was supposed to be kept
sterile by the natural presence of aggressive gastric juices
A leap of faith and
To disprove the belief that Helicobacter Pylori could not
survive in the acidic environment of the stomach, Dr Barry
Marshall performed an experiment on himself in July 1984 that
for ethical reasons he could not ask any healthy person to
He was first checked for bacterial infection
and tested negative. He then swallowed a 3 day culture of
Helicobacter Pylori. As he expected, seven days later he started
feeling sick with headaches, nausea, episodes of vomiting
and really bad breath.
Although he didn't develop an ulcer, he did
suffer from gastritis (stomach inflammation). After ten days,
tests showed that the H. pylori bacterium had established itself
in Dr Marshall's stomach. After 2 weeks, Dr Marshall began
taking an antibiotic and he was back to normal within twenty-four
His bold experiment was a success as he had
proved that a healthy person could easily be infected by H. pylori.
10 years later, some
acknowledgement is made.
By the 1990's discussions had shifted from
the question of whether Helicobacter Pylori causes peptic
ulcers, to questions on how it causes ulcers and how it can
Thus, the theory of the unbelievers had been
broken - they argued that people with ulcers had weak immune
systems, and that H. pylori was only effectively infecting
people with ulcers because of their weakened immune systems.
Haven't heard much from them since then...
Today there is absolutely no doubt that H. pylori
is the cause of 80% - 90% of all stomach ulcers. There is
still a lot of discussion on whether it can be the sole cause
or if it needs a sidekick, like stress or spicy foods.
The bottom line regarding the correlation between
of Helicobacter Pylori and ulcers is most clearly shown in
the recurrence rates after treatment. The ulcer recurrence
rate at 1 year is about 10% if H. pylori is eradicated. And
50% - 60% if it is not eradicated. Say no more....
What other diseases is H. pylori
bacterium linked to?
Recent studies show that apart from peptic
ulcers, other diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative
colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even 50 % of new gastric
cancer cases are linked to the presence of
H. pylori bacterium.
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Another new discovery is that 65 - 70% of people infected with
H. pylori also suffer from Candida
How can H. pylori bacterium be eradicated?
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remedies if you want to avoid negative effects. Natural products are toxin free and are known to be very gentle on your body.
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Sources and references
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