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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:


According to a recent study published, patients with low levels of vitamin K in their blood are more likely to have reduced lung function and suffer from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  • COPD is a common lung disease causing restricted airflow and breathing problems.
  • There are two main forms of COPD.
  • Most people with COPD have a combination of both conditions.
    • Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucus.
    • Emphysema, which involves damage to the lungs over time.
  • Causes: It’s typically caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke.
  • The most common symptoms of COPD are difficulty breathing, chronic cough (sometimes with phlegm) and feeling tired.
  • COPD symptoms can get worse quickly. These are called flare-ups. These usually last for a few days and often require additional medicine.
  • People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions.
  • COPD isn’t curable, but it can get better by not smoking, avoiding air pollution and getting vaccines.
  • It can be treated with medicines, oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation.