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What level of exercise can someone with asthma perform?

You probably already know that asthma can affect your life on a daily basis. But there is a lot you can do to minimize triggers. Planning and adjusting your exercise carefully—and consulting your doctor—can help you find an exercise routine that won’t cause asthma symptoms. It is important that your doctor knows how exercise affects you and if it triggers symptoms. Talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Does being overweight have any effect on asthma symptoms?

In obese people the lungs are under-expanded and the size of breath is smaller. These factors make it more likely that their airways will narrow. In addition, there is chronic low grade systemic inflammation in the obese. This systemic inflammation appears to originate in fat tissue. Inflammation can affect the smooth muscle in the airways causing the airways to narrow excessively.

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