Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome D010845

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Diseases [C] » Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases [C18] » Nutrition Disorders » Overnutrition » Overweight » Obesity » Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Diseases [C] » Respiratory Tract Diseases [C08] » Respiration Disorders » Apnea » Sleep Apnea Syndromes » Sleep Apnea, Obstructive » Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Diseases [C] » Respiratory Tract Diseases [C08] » Respiration Disorders » Respiratory Insufficiency » Hypoventilation » Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Description

HYPOVENTILATION syndrome in very obese persons with excessive ADIPOSE TISSUE around the ABDOMEN and DIAPHRAGM. It is characterized by diminished to absent ventilatory chemoresponsiveness; chronic HYPOXIA; HYPERCAPNIA; POLYCYTHEMIA; and long periods of sleep during day and night (HYPERSOMNOLENCE). It is a condition often related to OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA but can occur separately.   MeSH

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