Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that resides in the mucous layer of the lining of the stomach. It produces an enzyme Urease that can cause inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis). It is responsible for a vast majority of Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers.

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Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer refers to ulcers (break in mucosa or lining) caused by acid. It is a world wide problem and is caused by:

  1. Helicobacter infection: This is a bacteria that is transmitted by the feco-oral route and settles in the mucous layer of the stomach and can cause ulcers in the stomach and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine).
  2. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory agents: Drugs like Motrin, Ibuprofen, Alieve and Aspirin can cause ulcers in any part of the GI Tract (stomach, duodenum, small bowel, colon).

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Clear Lake Office

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

1015 Medical Center Blvd
Suite 1300
Webster, TX 77598

Phone: (281) 557-2527

Texas City Office

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

7111 Medical Center Drive
2nd Floor 
Texas City, TX 77591

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Baytown Offices

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

Jacinto Medical Group
2800 & 4002 Garth Road
Baytown, TX 77521

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East Houston Office

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

12930 East Freeway
Houston, TX 77015
Adjacent to Advanced Diagnostic Hospital

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