Proton Pump Inhibitors And COVID-19:
The Must-Have Guide For All Reflux And GERD Sufferers
PPIs are among the most prescribed drugs in the world, and during the COVID-19 pandemic have been blamed for complications and secondary infections.
So, are PPIs an added risk for COVID-19 infections?
Or they could possibly increase the chances of getting complications for people who are affected by COVID-19?
We must answer such questions because people have the right to be informed with proven, scientific facts.
This is the reason why we decided to write the following special guide: it will help you better understand this controversial topic.
WARNING: this guide must not be intended as any kind of medical advice, in fact, we always recommend talking to your doctor.
People who suffer from acid reflux and/or GERD have the right to make some things clear, especially because there is a lot of buzz, and lots of fake news as well, about the topic.
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But now, it’s time to deepen a bit more about the main topics presented by this guide.
The “Double Action” Of PPIs
The most interesting fact about this guide (and the most useful too), is that you’re going to find both possible conditions related to taking PPIs while affected by COVID-19 infection.
To be more precise, we decided to deepen more about the following things:
#1) Risk Factors
According to some findings, taking PPIs can increase the chance of developing some complications, such as secondary infections. This happens because of the very specific activity of PPIs on acidity levels.
#2) Protective Factors
According to other findings, taking PPIs can increase the chance of getting rid of viral agents, including COVID-19. This happens because of the very same specific activity of PPIs on acidity levels.
This is extremely important indeed.
First of all, because it makes you aware of the fact that, in almost all cases, there is no such “magic pill“ to get total relief from one or another health condition.
Each chemical drug, and/or prescription medication, has some side-effects.
The most important thing is to know what they are, and how to avoid them at best.
Below you can find a series of relevant aspects that this guide delves into clearly.
When PPIs Are Bad
This guide explains when, and why, PPIs can be bad for people affected by COVID-19.
This is due to a specific action that PPIs exert on acidity levels, and it has some potentially serious consequences.
People most at risk are the hospitalized ones, however, it’s very important to better understand how things really are.
In fact, there are so many fake news and controversial articles out there, meaning that clarity is the most important thing to look for.
In any case, don’t be worried, because this is just a possibility, meaning a potential risk.
When PPIs Are Good
This is the “other face of the medal”.
In fact, according to several studies, and clinical trials, it has been shown that PPIs can even help people affected by COVID-19.
This news is not frequently reported, but, in the early days of the pandemic, it was thought that PPIs might be among the best drugs for the treatment.
It may sound weird, but it’s true.
In fact, these drugs have a specific feature that makes them potentially great anti-viral agents.
This property still is the main target of scientists who look for new possible uses of PPIs against viral infections.
What Makes The Difference
This guide also shows what does really matter, when it comes to possible side-effects and consequences of PPIs for people who are affected by COVID-19.
Acidity is one of the key features to consider, but it’s not the only one.
Another extremely interesting thing is directly related to the dosage of these drugs.
Moreover, things may differ depending on the specific type of reflux.
For instance, people with LPR (Laryngopharyngeal reflux) can have a different experience if compared with others.
What’s The Real Relationship Between PPIs And COVID-19
This is quite a controversial topic to consider, and this guide is very clear about that.
To answer that question we must consider some similar viruses.
There have been many studies in the past that have led to different conclusions, and the COVID-19 pandemic confirmed some of them.
The situation is actually more complicated than it seems, however, there’s not the opportunity to know more.
As consequence, now PPIs can be administered safer than before, even in the case of COVID-19 infection.
Pay Attention To Refractory GERD
As you know, PPIs are not always the best option for treating acid reflux, and /or GERD.
To be 100% clear, the incidence of refractory GERD (meaning a disease that does not respond to therapy), still is high.
What you must always do, is working on your eating habits, lifestyle, and include in your diet some proven natural remedies.
A very important thing is that in a high percentage of cases, people take PPIs without appropriate medical indication.
This is bad, because it may further expose them to the risk of complications and secondary infections in the case of concomitant infection with COVID-19.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, PPIs are just an option for treating acid reflux, and GERD.
You always must take them under medical control, and not forget that they may not work in all cases.
Even while taking PPIs, you must work on eating habits, lifestyle, and include in your diet some natural remedies to help fighting reflux episodes, and prevent complications.
Given that, depending on specific cases, PPIs can be “bad” or “good” even for what concerns secondary infections in the case of COVID-19 primary infection, you must be careful.
Your doctor will help you on this path.
Our will is to inform you so that you can stay healthy and safe.
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