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Doctor insights on: Can Being Overweight Affect Lungs

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Can being overweight affect your hormones?

Can being overweight affect your hormones?

Overweight & hormone: Absolutely. Many of the hormones in our body our steroid based which means that they are lipid soluble. Therefore, the amount of fat you have in your body can affect how your steroid based hormones work in your body. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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Does being less stressed affect the lungs recovery from asthma?

Does being less stressed affect the lungs recovery from asthma?

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 more

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Does being dehydrated affect lung capacity?

Does being dehydrated affect lung capacity?

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

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How does being obese affect blood sugar?

How does being obese affect blood sugar?

It depends: While not every obese person is diabetic, obesity is shown to increase your risk of developing diabetes. ...Read more

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Does being overweight affect severity of RA?

Does being overweight affect severity of RA?

Yes: More weight put more pressure on joints and bad diet like potatoes; tomatoes: chocolate etc are bad for RA. ...Read more

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How can being overweight impact sciatica?

How can  being overweight impact sciatica?

Yes: More weight = more stress on the bones and discs of the spine resulting in more pain issues. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cause infertility?

Can being overweight cause infertility?

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

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How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

How does being overweight affect pregnancy?

Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Which health problems are linked to being overweight?

Which health problems are linked to being overweight?

Diabetes: diabetes, high blood pressure, inflamed liver, sleep apnea, are all related to obesity. The metabolic syndrome with large waste,insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol is also related to obesity. ...Read more

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Is COPD severe when lungs are hyper inflated and diaphram is flattened? Can this be reversed?

Is COPD severe when lungs are hyper inflated and diaphram is flattened?  Can this be reversed?

The severity: of COPD is a clinical assessment and can be quantified with Pulmonary Function Studies, but if those findings are present on a chest xray, it is likely that the COPD is significant. In general, the lung damage cannot be reversed. ...Read more

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Can being anorexic effect your heart rate?

Can being anorexic effect your heart rate?

Anorexia: Anorexia can cause all kinds of cardiac problems. Refer to the following wiki for lots of information: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anorexia_nervosa#signs_and_symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the factors that affect how much air your lungs can hold?

What are the factors that affect how much air your lungs can hold?

Blame your parents: Age, race, sex and smoking/ exposures all will determine lung function after the age of 25. If healthy, your total lung capacity is determined by your parents and environment. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect your weight?

Can smoking affect your weight?

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 more

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How can smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

How can  smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

Many ways: Smoking can lead to chronic inflammation in your lungs which can be a cause of COPD ( emphysema, chronic bronchitis) other risks include lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancer. Carbon monoxide inhalation from cigarette smoke can lead to muscle weakness as well. ...Read more

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Are your lungs being damaged by every asthma attack?

Are your lungs being damaged by every asthma attack?

Not necessarily: An attack is from bronchspasm that usually reverses with inhalers. But uncontrolled asthma can cause frequent attacks and when uncontrolled, inflammation builds up in the airway wall and some of it becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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Why does being overweight lead to a higher respiratory and heart rate?

Why does being overweight lead to a higher respiratory and heart rate?

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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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more