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IS THERE A ROLE FOR WEIGHT LOSS IN OBESE PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA?

FCAAIA Notes: Weight loss and good physical conditioning are so important in virtually every aspect of health that we should not just concentrate on asthma. It is pretty clear that obesity contributes to diminished respiratory status with more shortness of … Continue reading

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OBESITY, LOW ACTIVITY LEVELS ADVERSELY IMPACT ASTHMA OUTCOMES

FCAAIA Notes: Obesity is a risk factor for worse asthma control.  There are some data indicating that asthma with obesity is in some ways qualitatively different than asthma in people of normal weight.  Obesity adds increased work of breathing and … Continue reading

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MOM’S, KID’S FRUCTOSE INTAKE LINKED TO ASTHMA

 FCAAIA Notes: Fructose is a sugar found in its natural form in fruits and vegetables. So, is this study saying women shouldn’t eat a lot of fruit during pregnancy? No, not at all. The title and the study from which … Continue reading

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RISK OF ED VISITS, HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR ASTHMA DECREASE AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

FCAAIA Notes: The relationship between obesity and asthma is complex for a variety of reasons. Many obese patients are short of breath merely because their chest wall is less compliant and does not expand with inhalation as easily as in … Continue reading

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OVERWEIGHT YOUTH WITH ASTHMA MAY OVERUSE RESCUE MEDS

FCAAIA Notes: I have posted other articles about the association between obesity and asthma.  Some the symptoms for which obese people treat with asthma medications but be from other conditions associated with obesity that mimic asthma (restrictive lung disease, GE … Continue reading

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FAST FOODS TIED TO ALLERGIES, ECZEMA IN KIDS

FCAAIA Notes: The “big three” atopic (or allergic) diseases are eczema (atopic dermatitis), asthma, and allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies).  This study shows that children who eat at fast food restaurants at least 3 times per week are more likely to … Continue reading

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DOES BODY MASS INDEX INFLUENCE RESPONSIVENESS TO INHALED CORTICOSTEROIDS IN PERSISTENT ASTHMA?

FCAAIA Notes: As you read the abstract below, you should know that FeNO is a marker of bronchial inflammation, the underlying physiologic problem in asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids, decrease the inflammation, lower the FeNO, and help control asthma symptoms. No other … Continue reading

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OBESITY COMPLICATES ASTHMA DIAGNOSIS

FCAAIA Notes: In addition to obesity causing shortness of breath (a “restrictive” lung disease), it increases the risk of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). GE reflux can cause cough in and of itself, further complicating diagnosis. If you are overweight, you should … Continue reading

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