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Korean J Obes 2010; 19(1): 33-37

Published online March 1, 2010

Copyright © Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.

Obesity Treatment for a 25-year-old Woman with Severe Scoliosis, Asthma,
and Bronchiectasis

Hyun Ah Park, Jae Heon Kang*, Jae Eun Jung(1), Sun Hee Park(2), Sun Mi Yoo(3), Soo Jeon Choi(4)

Dapartment of Family Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine; Sports Medical Center, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine(1);Obesity Clinic, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine(2);Dapartment of Family Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine(3); and Dapartment of Internal Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine(4)

Abstract

Obesity is well known to induce or aggravate various
chronic diseases and vise versa. This case report is about
the clinical course of obesity treatment for an obese
25-year-old woman with recurrent pneumonia and asthma,
bronchiectasis, and severe scoliosis. After the treatment,
her physical fitness and pulmonary function improved and
the frequency of asthma and pneumonia episodes decreased.

Keywords: Obesity, Pneumonia, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Scoliosis