Helicobacter pylori tests / treatments
If you have stomach symptoms, we recommend you to test and sterilize H. pylori.
It is said that one in three Japanese people would be infected.
H. pylori causes stomach cancer and stomach ulcers.
Internationally, when H. pylori is found in your body, it is recommended to disinfect it as soon as possible. If stomach pain or acid symptoms persist, it would be better for you to have tests and check whether you are infected with it or not. It is said that the H. pylori-carriers rate would be particularly higher for those over 50 years old.
H. pylori tests
There are several types of H. pylori tests, such as a blood antibody test, a urine test, a stool test, and a urea breath test. At our clinic, we carry out the following 2 types of testsーthe blood antibody test and the urea breath test.
H. pylori antibody test (blood test)
It is simple and accurate, and is effective for determining whether you are infected with H. pylori or not at the time.
Urea breath test
After disinfection of H. pylori, the urea breath test confirms accurately whether the sterilization is successful. Please visit us on an empty stomach. The inspection itself takes about an hour.
＊When you apply insurance for the H. pylori tests, it is necessary to have a gastritis finding in a gastroscope examination within a year. If the test has not conducted or found nothing like gastritis, the medical expenses would not be covered by insurance.
H. pylori treatments
For sterilization, take a medicine for 1 week.
The elimination of H. pylori needs a combination of two antibiotics and stomach medicine for 1 week. After 4 weeks, we check if it has been completely sterilized. When H. pylori still remains, we change to another antibiotic and perform additional treatments for another week. New drugs have been developed, and the success rate for sterilization is over 95%.