Seasonal Pattern of Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Helicobacter pylori infects the stomach lining and can cause stomach pain and nausea. However, helicobacter pylori infection has many other unpleasant symptoms and especially serious consequences. An important factor in helicobacter p. infection is its seasonality.
Helicobacter pylori season
In December and January, there is a significant increase in the percentage of people infected with helicobacter pylori compared to the summer months. This increase is also associated with an increase in the incidence of gastric and duodenal ulcers and other co-morbidities.
Therefore, in winter it is advisable to pay more attention to the symptoms of helicobacter pylori and to diagnose the infection by a doctor or home self-test. The presence of the bacterium in the stomach is not in itself a serious problem. Attention to the infection should be paid in case of "overgrowth" of the bacterium and unpleasant symptoms.
If you have symptoms of helicobacter pylori
- Do a home test for helicobacter pylori.
- In case of a positive result or persistent problems, see a gastroenterologist or consult your GP.