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I breathe very heavily. Is this because I am overweight?

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Dr. Adeyemi Fatoki
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Obesity is associated with a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea which can affect breathing.
The breathing could also be affected by failure of the diaphragm to fully expand the chest cavity from the excess weight.

In brief: Possibly

Obesity is associated with a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea which can affect breathing.
The breathing could also be affected by failure of the diaphragm to fully expand the chest cavity from the excess weight.
Dr. Adeyemi Fatoki
Dr. Adeyemi Fatoki
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Being overweight can contribute to breating heavily, but should also consult with your doctor to make sure it is not due to some problem with your lung or your heart.

In brief: Possibly

Being overweight can contribute to breating heavily, but should also consult with your doctor to make sure it is not due to some problem with your lung or your heart.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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