A Review of Strontium Ranelate and Its Effect on DXA
- GM Scans.Blake, EM Lewiecki, DL Kendler, I. Fogelman
- J Clin Densitom
However, the nature by which they work-reducing stomach acid-causes a number of side effects. First, when stomach acid is lowered the gastric mucosa becomes more vulnerable to certain pathogens. Salmonella, for example, is destroyed by stomach acid and lowering the levels of acid could allow this food-borne bacterium to flourish unchecked. Helicobacter pylori, another pathogen common to our digestive tract, has been linked to the development of gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer. However, because H. pylori is killed by stomach acid, lowering levels of stomach acid can therefore make the digestive tract more susceptible to this pathogenic bug.