H. Pylori is an important bacterial bug that underpins much gastrointestinal disease and also ulcer formation in the human population. Why is H. Pylori infection relevant to Parkinson’s disease patients?
Here are some important bullet points on the topic:
- 2 out of every 3 people have H. Pylori
- If left untreated H. Pylori may affect the absorption of Parkinson’s disease medications
- H. Pylori infection, can be treated with an antibiotic and acid blocker regimen
- Several studies suggest improvement in PD symptoms and absorption of PD meds in those infected who were then treated
- The International Movement Disorders Society Congress held in Sydney Australia featured another study supportive of the link and importance of treatment of H. Pylori in Parkinson's disease (Ibrahim, et. al. fro the National University of Malaysia).
- It remains controversial if H. Pylori is a risk factor for the later development of Parkinson’s disease
-Read more about H. Pylori and Parkinson's disease at the What's Hot in Parkinson's disease Blog on NPF