Lung India

: 2013  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38--46

Obesity and asthma

Pranab Baruwa1, Kripesh Ranjan Sarmah2 
1 Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India

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Kripesh Ranjan Sarmah
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Guahati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati - 32

Asthma is a chronic disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. The prevalence of asthma is around 300 million and is expected to increase another 100 million by 2025. Obesity, on the other hand, also affects a large number of individuals. Overweight in adults is defined when body mass index (BMI) is between 25 to 30 kg/m 2 and obesity when the BMI >30 kg/m 2 . It has been a matter of interest for researchers to find a relation between these two conditions. This knowledge will provide a new insight into the management of both conditions. At present, obese asthma patients may be considered a special category and it is important to assess the impact of management of obesity on asthma symptoms.

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Baruwa P, Sarmah KR. Obesity and asthma.Lung India 2013;30:38-46

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Baruwa P, Sarmah KR. Obesity and asthma. Lung India [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];30:38-46
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