Written by: Mohammad Arif Rahimi

Stomach might face various health problems. One of these problems is Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori). This bacterium is usually found in the stomach.

The writer/producer AEPO has talked to some patients in Jamhoriat Hospital, Kabul city.

Shafiqa, a patient says: I had been suffering from stomach pain and did not let me go to sleep. When I came to the hospital, after clinical checking, the doctor said that I have H. Pylori.

Another patient, Khaibar says: I have H. Pylori. while I Have stomach pain, I feel nauseous. The doctor said that if I do not treat my H. Pylori, I might face stomach perforation or stomach ulcer.

Doctor Karimullah Sargand, an internist in one of the private hospitals in Kabul city says:

The main cause of H. Pylori infection is eating unwashed fruits and vegetables and its symptoms are heartburn, vomiting, severe stomach pain and distended stomach, if not treated, it might cause an intestine ulcer, bleeding, and cancer.


A patient says that he used Isabgol (Psyllium Husk) but saw no advantage. Amir Gul Baloch, a resident of Mazar-e-Sharif says: We grind pomegranate peels, mint, and some other herbs and eat with water. These mixtures reduce stomach pain. Some patients use fleawort, boiled figs and red raisins water for H. Pylori treatment.

Doctor Waliullah, an internist in Jamhoriat Hospital says: Herbal treatment would affect for a short time but the patient has to be treated basically.

The course of H. Pylori medication is two weeks and might continue for two months.

The patients should avoid fried and spicy foods, beef, Kabab, pickles, Chutney, citrus and cold drinks and they should take liquids and mild foods and after complete treatment, they could take benefit of these foods.