H. pylori as known as HP can damage the tissue in your child’s stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). This can cause redness and swelling (inflammation). It may also cause painful sores called peptic ulcers in the upper digestive tract..

And the thing is, the virus can be easily transmitted by mouth to mouth contact. That means kissing your baby or let other adults kiss your baby on the mouth can possibly put your kid at risk of having stomach cancer when they grow up.

Kissing your baby or let other adults kiss your baby on the mouth can possibly put your kid at risk of having stomach cancer when they grow up.

H. pylori is commonly transmitted person-to-person by saliva. The bacteria can also be spread by fecal contamination of food or water. In developing countries, a combination of untreated water, crowded conditions, and poor hygiene contributes to higher H. pylori prevalence.

H. pylori is commonly transmitted person-to-person by saliva.

Most people become infected as children, and parents and siblings seem to play a primary role in transmission.

Most people become infected as children, and parents and siblings seem to play a primary role in transmission.

H. pylori enters the body through the mouth, moves through the digestive system, and infects the stomach or the first part of the small intestine. The spiral-shaped bacterium uses its tail-like flagella to move around and burrow into the stomach lining, which causes inflammation.

A very bad ulcer can wear away your child’s stomach lining.

Unlike other bacteria, H. pylori bacteria can survive in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach because they produce a subtance that neutralizes stomach acid. This substance, urease, reacts with urea to form ammonia, which is toxic to human cells. Depending on where the infection occurs in the stomach, H. pylori can also cause overproduction of stomach acid.

A very bad ulcer can wear away your child’s stomach lining. It can also cause problems such as:

Bleeding when a blood vessel is worn away

A hole (perforation) in the stomach wall

Blockage when the ulcer is in a spot that blocks food from leaving the stomach

Stomach cancer

Source: DKN

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