Obesity hypoventilation syndrome natural history, complications and prognosis

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Overview

Natural History

Complications

Complications of OHS have to do with a lack of sleep, such as:

  • Increased risk for accidents
  • Depression, agitation, irritability
  • Sexual dysfunction

OHS can also include heart problems, such as:

Prognosis

Untreated, it can lead to serious heart and blood vessel problems, severe disability, or death. Chronic sleeping problems may also increase the chance of having a motor vehicle accident.

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