Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Asthma?

obesity increases the risk of asthma
obesity increases the risk of asthma

In recent years, while obesity continues to increase inexorably all over the world, asthma follows obesity with a similar increase. Private Adatıp Istanbul Hospital General Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan explained the relationship between asthma and obesity for you, stating that obesity alone causes an increase in the incidence of asthma and existing asthma complaints.



While reasons such as air pollution, tobacco and tobacco use / exposure, genetic factors are among the most important triggering factors of asthma, studies reveal that obesity is also a risk factor that increases asthma. Private Adatıp Istanbul Hospital General Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan states that the incidence of asthma is higher in obese individuals, and that the coexistence of these two diseases may have more damaging consequences. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan; “When asthma and obesity come together, asthma symptoms become more severe, the frequency of hospital admissions increase and naturally it becomes more difficult to treat. Important components of metabolic syndrome such as reflux, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes (diabetes) and hypertension, which are more common with obesity, can also cause exacerbation of asthma. " made statements.

"Obesity and asthma have common genes"

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan; “According to the data of the World Health Organization, obesity is one of the ten most risky diseases in the world and asthma affects more than 300 million individuals all over the world and the number is increasing day by day. Based on this association, the following can be said very clearly: Obesity alone causes an increase in the incidence of asthma and existing asthma complaints. " said. Touching on the genetic characteristics of the disease, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan said, “In a scientific study, it has been revealed that obesity and asthma have eight percent common genes. However, in women with high body mass index (obese individuals), the risk of asthma increases about 2 times compared to non-obese women. " made statements.

"If you control your obesity, you will facilitate your asthma treatment."

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sinan states that the symptoms of asthma patients are reduced by losing weight with diet, exercise, obesity surgery and non-surgical methods (such as intra-gastric balloon application). Prof. Sinan; “Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or are able to lose weight with non-surgical methods have a good lung function, as expected. Both treatments become easier and the frequency and severity of asthma attacks are less than expected. The obesity surgery decision to be made by diet, exercise or support from a healthcare professional, and afterwards, the problems related to asthma will also be alleviated. " made statements.

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