American scientists have described a tool that can increase the risk of death in patients with coronavirus. About it write “news”.

According to experts, the condition of patients can deteriorate popular drugs to help with ulcers, gastritis and heartburn. As studies have shown that mortality among people with COVID-19 and taking such drugs is 2.3 times higher than those who these drugs are not used.

In addition, these patients have a 2.5 times increased risk of being connected to the ventilator.

According to Russian gastroenterologists, the reason for this is that when taking such drugs reduced levels of hydrochloric acid. This, in turn, leads to a decrease in the barrier function of the stomach and alteration of the intestinal microbiota. Thus, viral particles actively penetrate the human body through mucous membranes and exacerbate the disease.

Earlier in July, a group of scientists from China have found that one of the important factors that increase the risk of death from coronavirus infection COVID-19, is the high content of sugar in the blood — hyperglycemia. How figured out the experts, there is a correlation between the level of glucose in blood and mortality in patients with coronavirus infection who have not been diagnosed diabetes.