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Obesity may lead to a decreasing lung function, warn doctors

Obesity can lead to decreasing lung volume, reduced chest wall and increased respiratory resistance

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

For 63-year-old Kumar Shahani, a weight loss surgery has helped alleviating the risk of pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal condition that he had developed wherein a blood clot got lodged in an artery of his lung, blocking blood flow to part of the vital organ. Pulmonary embolism can damage part of the lung due to restricted blood flow, decrease oxygen levels in blood, and affect other organs as well. Large or multiple blood clots can be fatal. According to Dr Ramen Goel, senior bariatric surgeon and Director, Center of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospitals, obesity ...

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First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 03:10 IST
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