MID - LIFE WEIGHT GAIN COULD WEIGH HEAVILY ON LUNGS

Good morning dear friends and fellow colleagues, Excess weight gain in mid life may speed up lung aging and weight loss might have opposite effect. Two mechanisms explain how weight gain causes a decline in lung function.. 1) More chest and abdomen fat mass will limit t room for lung to expand during inhalation. 2) Fat tissue is a source of inflammatory substances that can damage lung tissue and reduce airway diameter. Source :https:// bit.ly/2T36mBi Thorax online , February 25, 2020. With regards, Dr Sepuri Tirumala Devi.

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Thanks for the update Doctor. Now,we have to explain to patients that weight gain thirtees is increased with risk of pulmonary function dysfunction
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Thanks mam for this update.
Most Welcome Dr Neha
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