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Can Being Overweight Affect Lungs
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Yes: Asthma is a chronic condition. Stress affects all chronic conditions adversely. Addressing stress, and especially one's response to stress, must be an integral part of treatment of any person with chronic disease. Remember: our emotions and our physical body are tightly connected and one affects the other. All treatment must be holistic, addressing all issues in the person. www.bookonhealing.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not direclty: Being dehydrated would not affect lung capacity in terms of spirometric testing, however,it will cause weakness similar to that due to limitation of lung capacity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Absolutely, PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is strongly associated with infertility.The ovary is a cystic organ: the cysts are called follicles supporting each forming egg, prior to release of the egg into the fallopian tubes. In PCOS the cysts grow very large without releasing, thus infertile. PCOS is strongly associated with obesity & Low-Fat Diet, thus avoid. Go HFLC, weight daily after up & toilet, & track. ...Read more
A little bit: Studies have found that smokers on average tend to be a slightly thinner than non-smokers, but there is no difference in height. That means there are underweight smokers, regular-weight smokers, and obese smokers; but if we average out all the smokers' weights, the average weight will be slightly lower than the average weight of non-smokers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex question: The increase body mass, increase o2 consumption and increase co2 production will produce an increase minute ventilation to maintain normocapnia. Obese patients will increase mv by rapid shallow breaths. Increase heart rate is multifactorial but one explanation will be that any increase in cardiac output by severily obese person will be achieve mainly by increasing heart rate. ...Read more
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