According to a study, after undergoing weight loss surgery or the bariatric surgery asthma attacks were reduced in patients, and the risk of asthmas attack remained low even after two years
The study was published in the journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Researches has analyzed the data from California, Nebraska and Florida which include 2,300 obese patients who had asthma between the age 18 and 54 who had weight loss surgery between 2007 and 2009.
The study’s lead author Dr. Kohei Hasegawa, an attending physician in the emergency department of the Massachusetts General Hospital located in Boston, said the study relied on the weight loss surgery as an “instrument of substantial weight loss,” but the study didn’t had any information of the weights of the persons before or after the surgery.
The study revealed that 22 percent of the patients had at least one emergency visit to the hospital because of asthma attack, which is one or two years before the surgery and this percent significantly decreased to 11 percent during the two years after the weight loss surgery.
The researchers noted that weight loss is linked to reduction in the asthma attacks.
But it is not clear as what is the right amount of weight to lose to get the best result.