Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets – Chapter 38 – Obesity

how does obesity affect respiration
decreased ventilatory capacity, decreased thoracic compliance, impaired diaphragmatic motion due to increased weight of abdominal contents, shallow RR, decreased tidal volume, increased work of breathing, more susceptible to airway obstruction
how does obesity affect the circulatory system
increased circulating blood volume, increased plasma volume, increased cardiac output
what other diseases occur with obesity
pancreatitis, diabetes mellitus, hepatic lipidosis, hypothyroidism, cardiac, orthopedic, disk disease