4. How is it diagnosed?
Doctors can detect it if you are infected with helicobacter pylori with the help of 3 simple tests:
- a breath test – they give you a certain drink, and after that, they get a sample of your breath to test. Keep in mind that in order to do this, you shouldn’t have taken any antibiotics or acid-suppressing medicines for at least 2 weeks prior to the test. Other than that, don’t eat anything at least 6 hours before the test, and you’re good to go. The reason why it’s recommended to not eat anything before the test is that it might affect the results.
…Click on the next page to see the other ways of testing!