Can obesity affect lungs?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Sravanthi Sunkaraneni

Yes, obesity affects lungs. An overweight person is more likely to have respiratory illness than a healthy person. Research has determined obesity as an important risk factor for a lot of respiratory conditions. Some of these conditions include wheeze, dyspnea and orthopnea. Similarly, according to the European Respiratory Journal, asthma tends to be more severe among overweight or obese patients as compared to patients with a healthy weight. This suggests that you should try to have a healthy weight in order to reduce the risk of certain lung diseases.

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