肌少症讓肺功能和活動耐受性更差。Sarcopenia worsens pulmonary function in COPD patients.
Sarcopenia worsens pulmonary function in COPD patients.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can combine severe oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and less nutritional intake which reduce protein synthesis and increase the turnover rate of protein.
COPD combining Hypoxia also induced increased myostatin which inhibits the muscle growth.
Protein intake should be added up to 1.2-1.5g/kg/d. Vitamin D should be monitored and supplemented. Resistance exercise is always the most effective way to improve sarcopenia. Oxygen inhalation can be applied while exercising.