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.