Research has proved that Obesity may not worsen Asthma as reported earlier but could dampen the response to its medication. Asthma is normally treated by use of corticosteroids that results in overweight situation.
This has raised concern that obese people with Asthma may not respond well to medication. It is therefore, very important that doctors review and reassess obese patients after receiving treatments with inhaled steroids. If this is not reached there are possibilities that obese people with Asthma may be less effectively treated.
Asthma has become more prevalent and doctors think that there could be a relationship between being obese and asthma. In fact many think that obesity and Asthma are related particularly with obesity increasing the risk of Asthma development.
One research study done last year claimed that obese people with asthma are more likely to be hospitalized as compared to those individuals with asthma who are normal weight. Study by the Sutherlands, however, has proved this not to be true. “Obese people fared slightly worse on standard measure of asthma severity like lung function but not enough to result in any clinical difference” Sutherland said.
Heavier people have shortness of breath. This should not be linked with asthma. However, it is true that more research is required to make these findings clear.
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