Toddlers with asthma more likely to be obese as they struggle to exercise

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 10, 2018, 6:38 pm IST
Updated Oct 10, 2018, 6:38 pm IST
Symptoms of the lung disorder like wheezing and breathlessness make physical exercise difficult for children.
It raises their chances of becoming dangerously overweight by 66 per cent (Photo: AFP)
 It raises their chances of becoming dangerously overweight by 66 per cent (Photo: AFP)

Obesity is rapidly becoming a major cause for concern for people across the globe with changing lifestyles and diet contributing to it. From exercise to surgery, different options are being explored to find a solution to this issue.

Asthma is a condition that can make life a daily struggle, but it also puts people at a higher risk of other disorders. Research has revealed that toddlers who suffer from the asthma are more likely to be obese since it stops them from exercising.

 

Symptoms of the lung disorder like wheezing and breathlessness make physical exercise difficult for children. This raises their chances of becoming dangerously overweight in future by 66 per cent.

Steroids meant to prevent asthma attacks by opening airways are also thought to make people overweight by raising appetite.





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