People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to get COVID-19,
In light of this finding, doctors should consider which patients truly need these powerful acid-lowering drugs, said Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, professor of medicine and public health at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) uses the angiotensin-converting enzyme–2 receptor to invade enterocytes. Spiegel theorized that an increase in stomach pH above 3 as a result of use of PPIs might allow the virus to enter the GI tract more easily, leading to enteritis, colitis, and systemic spread to other organs, including the lungs. "There is a reason we have acid in our stomachs," Spiegel said
Russell's note; Always talk to your Health Care practitioner about any concerns you may have re your prescribed medications and follow their advice.
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