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Does obesity have any effect to the lungs?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Breathing
Obesity can cause obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or Pickwickian syndrome, which includes obesity, daytime sleepiness and a red face.

In brief: Breathing
Obesity can cause obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or Pickwickian syndrome, which includes obesity, daytime sleepiness and a red face.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: It can
Morbid obesity can result in restriction of the lungs through a physical inability to expand them fully.
Obesity can have effects on the heart, which if leading to failure, can produce shortness of breath.

In brief: It can
Morbid obesity can result in restriction of the lungs through a physical inability to expand them fully.
Obesity can have effects on the heart, which if leading to failure, can produce shortness of breath.
Dr. David Liu
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Obesity has bad effects on the lungs.
An obese person scores lower on lung tests looking at: the amount of air one can blow out in one second (measures how much obstruction to airflow one has), the total amount of air one can blow out in one breath (measures how much air one can exchange with one breath), and the total amount of air one's lungs can fill up with (measures the "size" of the lungs).

In brief: Yes
Obesity has bad effects on the lungs.
An obese person scores lower on lung tests looking at: the amount of air one can blow out in one second (measures how much obstruction to airflow one has), the total amount of air one can blow out in one breath (measures how much air one can exchange with one breath), and the total amount of air one's lungs can fill up with (measures the "size" of the lungs).
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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