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Obesity and Health Risks: Asthma

Bariatric surgery, often described as weight loss surgery, has helped thousands of people every year manage their hunger and weight related illnesses. Over 650,000 gastric bypass surgery procedures have been performed worldwide over the past 10 years.

What is Asthma and is it linked to obesity problems?

Obesity has been linked to a number of serious illnesses. Losing access weight is not only the key to more balanced lifestyle but also can help you reduce the severity of many of these illnesses.

Asthma is lungs disease causing night time or early morning coughing, breathlessness and wheezing. The higher BMI in people has linked obesity with asthma suggesting for people with obesity or general overweight problems to get asthma.

How bariatric surgery and losing weight can improve asthma symptoms?

As proven by the research among obese people with asthma, gastric banding procedure to help lose excess weight improves general lung function, delivers significant results in respiratory symptoms and may reduce the use of relief medications in patients. Studies report asthma symptoms were completely eliminated or improved significantly at 12 to 36 months following gastric bypass. Another study suggests daily improvements in severity, impact and sleep were noted in patients for at least 12 months after the bariatric surgery.

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