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Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

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mrswoody
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Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

Post by mrswoody » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:32 am

Hello,

One last question please, are there any genes associated with vulnerability to H. Pylori. Both my parents had H. pylori and stomach cancer. I have consistently tested negative which I think is highly unlikely. There are no other cancers on both sides of my family.

Thank you once again,
Mrs. Woody

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Re: Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:01 pm

Three factors that give rise to gastric cancer.
1. Host genetic makeup.
2. diet
3. H. pylori

If you carry a stomach cancer gene then with or without H. pylori, your risk of gastric cancer is higher than normal. If you have bad diet, eg. high salt, then your gastric cancer risk may increase. If you have H. pylori, it basically speed up the chance of cancer if there is any.

It's normal that you are free of H. pylori. But since your parents have gastric cancer, I think it's reasonable to have annual checkup. Please discuss with your family doctor.

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Re: Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

Post by michaeljonson » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:14 pm

Yes, certain genes may increase an individual's susceptibility to H. Pylori
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Re: Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

Post by Helico_expert » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:52 am

"susceptibility" to H. pylori, that I am not too sure. We have not seen one type of population that has no H. pylori. Nevertheless, natives in Indonesian and Malaysia are almost free of H. pylori.

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Re: Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

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Re: Genes associated with vulnerability to H pylori

Post by Helico_expert » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:13 am

very interesting map. thanks for sharing.

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