Hey, is Helicobacter pylori actually linked to leaky gut? Also i don't think Leaky gut syndrome is even a recognized medical diagnosis.
I am more guilty than most of messing around with all kinds of mad-cap ideas, but i think there is a difference between dealing with acne and a condition that is potentially life threatening.
Saying that i understand what your talking about as i also have digestive problems as well as skin problems, as many others do, but that doesn't mean they are actually linked though, no matter how much it makes sense that they are. Correlation doesn't = causation etc.
I think H-pylori is related to ulcers in a similar way that the p-acnes bacterium is related to acne. Ie as others have said, more than 50% of the world's population actually have H-pylori in their upper gastrointestinal tract but up to 85% of those never experience symptoms or complications. Similar to the p-acnes bacterium, in that many have it on their skin, but not all of them have acne. You can get rid of acne by constantly trying to remove the p-acnes, as per the regime of this website and using antibiotics etc, but there doesn't seem to be any way of permanently getting rid of it. But when it comes to life threatening conditions, if it is known treating the h-pylori will help cure the ulcer and risk, you really have no choice.
It would be interesting to know what the exact "cause" of stomach ulcers is in the same way we don't even know what the exact cause of acne is.
What is it that causes H-pylori to become a problem when it's usually in symbiosis with us?
Maybe it is some kind of "Dysbiosis" of other gut bacteria and the gut biome etc?
I don't know what i am talking about but it seems that a lot of gut problems like SIBO etc are caused by an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria or even just an overgrowth gut bacteria itself. The question is what leads to the bacteria getting out of "balance"? It seems that in many cases it is because we are not digesting certain foods properly and/or our mental state [stress etc] leads to inefficient digestion and then malabsorbing etc, which leads to "overfeeding" of the bacteria in our gut. If we can work out what and/or why we are not digesting certain foods properly we can then address these as a means to "rebalancing" the gut bacteria.
Whats interesting is that i see H-pylori oxidizes Hydrogen (H2) which is actually produced by other intestinal bacteria. Maybe by feeding the other intestinal bacteria we then "overfeed" the H-pylori?
I wonder if you have any problems with gas like bloating, burping/belching etc? Maybe signs of excessive Hydrogen production etc?
Anyhows, good luck.
I will try to answer to your question "is Helicobacter pylori actually linked to leaky gut?" and "It would be interesting to know what the exact "cause" of stomach ulcers is"
Helicobacter Plyori is the main cause of ulcers in ~90%. Source:
And a link from CDC:http://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/keytocure.htm
What is ulcer? By definition it is a defect in the stomach lining. A hole or permeability. (Source: http://www.nlm.nih.g...icle/000206.htm)
Yes, leaky gut is not recognized as a medical diagnosis but it is the same thing as ulcer and "leaky gut" is not recognized just because not everybody experience the same syptoms. It has not been fully reseached exactly as nobody yet knows the exact cause of acne.
So, yes, not everybody who has H.Pylori or an ulcer will have acne but this is logical that it can seriously aggravate it. Why? Because acne is also an infection or immune response (besides many other things that correlates to acne). When the toxins and bacteria from gut during digestion process through permeable stomch lining gets into bloodstream. The question is - should it be so? No. So that is why I want to cure it.
This is an interesting article on the topic:http://chriskresser....fixing-your-gut
And, yes, some level of bad bacteria will always result in one's digestive system during digestion process so we should care about the level of good bacteria in our gut. But Helicobacter Pylori is much more than just bad bacteria. It just should not be there.
Edited by Borkoff, 08 November 2013 - 03:40 AM.