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What is Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome? (Diagnosis and Treatment)

Kristen Havens

Very obese children and adults who have daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea — but in up to 20% of cases, the diagnosis may be even more serious. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, or OHS, is a sleep-related respiratory problem that can cause serious and in some cases irreversible damage to the body, greatly increasing mortality risk over a fairly short period of time.

The key to managing this condition is knowing how to spot it early.

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