Obesity and Asthma is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Jan 02, 2018 - Jan 31, 2021. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 2.00 Contact Hours.
CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (2 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)
Asthma and obesity, together and separately, are public health conditions with increasing prevalence. Their exact relationship, however, is not clear: Does asthma lead to obesity? Does obesity lead to asthma? Numerous studies have linked these two disorders, specifically showing that obesity is a risk factor for asthma. This course will provide an overview of how research demonstrates that the higher an individual’s body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk for developing asthma. Studies also show that as the weight or obesity of the person increases, so does the severity of his or her asthma. Then there are other studies that have shown that children with asthma are more likely to become obese. Regardless, asthma associated with -obesity often is more difficult to control and less likely to respond to traditional asthma therapy.
• Describe the prevalence of obesity and asthma.
• Discuss the physiologic interaction of obesity and asthma.
• Discuss the effects of childhood obesity on asthma.
• Describe the relationship among obesity, asthma, and physical activity.
• Describe evidence-based recommendations for related education.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Asthma Clinical Immunology, Endocrinology