Pulmonary complications of obesity.

  • Steven M Koenig
  • Published 2001 in The American journal of the medical sciences


Obesity can profoundly alter pulmonary function and diminish exercise capacity by its adverse effects on respiratory mechanics, resistance within the respiratory system, respiratory muscle function, lung volumes, work and energy cost of breathing, control of breathing, and gas exchange. Weight loss can reverse many of the alterations of pulmonary function… (More)


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