Wednesday, September 25, 2019- Nairobians have been warned of the spread of Helicobacter Pylori (H.pylori) bacteria.
The highly contagious bacteria that is also hard to treat, has been found in the city’s water systems and food outlets.
If left untreated, H.pylori can lead to many issues including inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) and ulcers in the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). It can even damage the stomach’s protective mucus layer, precipitating certain cancers.
Some of the symptoms to check out for include, an ache or burning pain in the abdomen – particularly when your stomach’s empty – nausea, loss of appetite, frequent burping, bloating and unintentional weight loss.
Treatment is quite intensive and usually involves more than one antibiotic and antacids over a period of up to 30 days.
The total cost of managing one case from the diagnosis to medicines is upwards of Sh20, 000.
Below were a few reactions from Nairobians on this dangerous bacteria.
A city resident who is concerned after the bacteria was found in his bathroom water took to twitter to ask if there are other people who have encountered this bacteria and reaction is shocking.
Check out the posts below.
Below were a few reactions from Nairobians on the disease.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.