Is there a link between asthma and overweight?
True. There are a lot of studies that suggest that obesity is a new risk factor for asthma!
It’s obvious that overweight can worsen asthma symptoms due to the excess abdominal fat on the lungs. In addition to having more asthma attacks, obese asthmatics need more intensive treatments to manage their asthma. If you want to know more about this, take a look at these studies:
- Obesity and respiratory diseases by Christopher Zammit, Helen Liddicoat, Ian Moonsie and Himender Makker
- Obesity-asthma phenotype: Effect of weight gain on asthma control in adults. by Çelebi Sözener Z, Aydın Ö, Mungan D. and Mısırlıgil Z.
- Obesity and asthma by Pranab Baruwa and Kripesh Ranjan Sarmah
I am overweight and I have asthma. Should I be worried about my weight?
Yes, always. The prevalence of asthma is higher by 92% in overweight people. Besides, obesity is also one of the most common causes of chronic disorders and health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Moderate weight loss can really improve your quality of life!
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