H. pylori is microaerophilic. It grows good in a 5–10% O2 concentration and 5–10% CO2 concentration in the atmosphere on blood-containing media, like Oxoid agar with 5% sheep, horse, or human blood. H. pylori’s optimum growth conditions are on plates at 37°C for 3–7 days, but longer incubation period (up to 12 days) may be nee...
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...f this course does not clear the infection, a second combination therapy with different antibiotics will most often work. Since three medicines are used – two antibiotics and one medicine against stomach acids – combination therapy is also called triple therapy. (Knott 2011)
5. A research studying vitamin C in humans and mice has shown that the amounts of 5g a day can get rid of H. pylori in up to 30% of patients. Epidemiological researches have shown that also diets rich in vegetables and fruits and thus high in vitamin C and other nutrients that are antioxidants, are linked with lower percentage of infection and if infected, less outcome.
Fiber is the key for the appropriate functioning of the digestive tract and an inverse connection exists between fiber levels, particularly soluble ones from fruits, vegetables, oats, legumes and sees and duodenal ulceration.
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