Inflammation is the new buzzword in the medical world because in recent years we’re understanding how inflammation can be a catalyst of many chronic diseases. So, what causes inflammation? Well, one of the causes of inflammation is infection. One particular infection that’s very contagious and prominent throughout the world is H. pylori. H. pylori is a bacterium found in the stomach. About 60% of those who are over 60 years of age are infected with this bacterium.