Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) is a breathing disorder that occurs when people who are obese experience a drop in their blood oxygen levels because of hypoventilation, meaning that not enough air is moved in and out of the lungs. At night they can have obstructive sleep apnoea. All of this can result in breathlessness, fatigue, sleepiness and lower quality of life. OHS can be lessened by weight loss and may require breathing support, especially overnight.


NOVO-liteNot being able to breathe well overnight is a major problem for an increasing number of Australians with obesity and is now the major reason for complex, overnight breathing support.…

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