Obesity may lead to a decreasing lung function, warn doctors

Monday, June 12, 2017, 10:05 AM
Obesity can lead to a decreasing lung volume, reduced chest wall, and increased respiratory resistance. It also promotes abnormalities in ventilation/perfusion balance causing hypoxemia at rest and supine position probably due to the closure of airways. Severe obesity impairs movement of Diaphragm the curtain of muscles between chest and abdomen, which also plays an active role in breathing. Obese patients become tired faster.
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