Pickwickian syndrome, clinically known as obesity hypoventilation syndrome OHS , is a condition that affects the blood. When you breathe in oxygen, the air sacs, or alveoli, in your lungs transfer the oxygen into your bloodstream through capillaries. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that connect to your bloodstream. These vessels also transfer carbon dioxide from your bloodstream to the air sacs.
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Obesity hypoventilation syndrome OHS , also known as Pickwickian syndrome , is a condition in which severely overweight people fail to breathe rapidly or deeply enough , resulting in low oxygen levels and high blood carbon dioxide CO 2 levels. Many people also frequently stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep obstructive sleep apnea , resulting in many partial awakenings during the night, which leads to sleepiness during the day. The most effective treatment is weight loss , but this may require bariatric surgery to achieve. Most people with obesity hypoventilation syndrome have concurrent obstructive sleep apnea , a condition characterized by snoring , brief episodes of apnea cessation of breathing during the night, interrupted sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness. In OHS, sleepiness may be worsened by elevated blood levels of carbon dioxide , which causes drowsiness "CO 2 narcosis".
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Síndrome de Pickwick