Correlation between Helicobacter pylori and excessive belching and bloating

Abstract

The purpose of this prospective study is to determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among patients suffering from excessive belching and bloating (dyspepsia). The study was carried out on 60 individuals (30 male and 30 female) suffering from excessive belching and bloating without any signs and symptoms of gastric disorders or previous gastric diseases. This study showed that 39 (65%) out of 60 patients with excessive belching and bloating had anti-H. pylori antibodies in their serum comparing with only 9 (30%) out of 30 in control group. Therefore, excessive belching and bloating could be used as pre-symptoms for the development of H. pylori infection. On the basis of this evidences, it is acceptable to offer H. pylori eradication therapy to the infected patients with dyspepsia to prevent probable future infection and development of gastritis or peptic ulcer.