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Vitamin K Relief for Acute Pancreatitis

Vitamin K3 may reduce inflammation in potentially fatal, painful acute pancreatitis.

A potentially fatal condition, acute pancreatitis is sudden inflammation in the pancreas. Symptoms can include:(49)

  • Swollen abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Pain

If severe, acute pancreatitis can lead to:(49)

  • Dehydration
  • Low blood pressure
  • Organ failure
  • Internal bleeding in the pancreas
  • Death

Two common causes of the illness are gallstones and chronic heavy alcohol consumption.(49)

Results of an animal study suggest vitamin K3 could relieve acute pancreatitis. In mice, vitamin K3 injections reduced inflammation in the pancreas caused by this painful condition.(41)

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