Asthma and Obesity: Always Worse Together

June 18, 2015

In these half-dozen slides, we look at this dangerous combination and the particular challenges it poses to diagnosis and disease management.

Obesity and asthma are widespread in the US and they occur together more often than ever before. You see these "dual-diagnosis" patients in primary care. In these half-dozen slides, we look at this  dangerous combination and the particular challenges it poses to diagnosis and disease management.     ReferencesMohanan S, Tapp H, McWilliams A, et al. Obesity and asthma: pathophysiology and implications for diagnosis and management in primary care. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2014 Nov;239(11):1531-40. doi: 10.1177/1535370214525302. Epub 2014 Apr 9.Pradeepan S, Garrison G, Dixon AE. Obesity in asthma: approaches to treatment. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013 Oct;13(5):434-42. doi: 10.1007/s11882-013-0354-z.