Obesity hypoventilation syndrome

What is Obesity hypoventilation syndrome?

It is a condition in which severely overweight people fail to breathe rapidly enough or deeply enough, resulting in low blood oxygen levels and high blood carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.

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My Aunt is around 85 of age. She has developed blood oxygen problem. She relies on oxygen 24/7. Her saturation drops to less than 88 quickly...

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oxygen level 84 during sleep

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Need to know few more things about you.

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I am a female, 66, and weigh 278 lbs. with a number of health issues: Hypertension, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, spinal stenosis, GERD, Hashimoto...

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Can be respiratory in origin also!

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