Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Symptoms: 

There are serious health risks associated with OHS if left untreated. There are therapies proven to help alleviate OHS symptoms and allow you to achieve a higher health-related quality of life. Common symptoms of OHS include:
  • Snoring
  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression
  • Sleepiness
  • Sleep apnea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Daytime fatigue

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Risk Factors:

  • The excess weight on your chest making it difficult to breathe
  • An excess of the fat-producing hormones impacting your lungs
  • A brain defect that makes it difficult to control your breathing

Source: American Thoracic Society

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Related Treatments

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CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

Sleep apnea is a common symptom of OHS, impacting your breathing during the night. CPAP therapy is the standard sleep apnea treatment involving a home CPAP machine to regulate your breathing during sleep. When your physician prescribes home CPAP and supplies, Lincare will work with you to ensure that the settings and the device prescribed work best for you.

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Home Oxygen Therapy

Preventing oxygen deficiency in the body is crucial to avoiding the severe health impacts of OHS. Home oxygen therapy is an effective way to stabilize your oxygen levels if you have an underlying respiratory condition while living with OHS. Lincare provides various oxygen products and delivery methods tailored to serve your needs, lifestyle, and physician's prescription. Our trusted oxygen solutions improve oxygen intake, allowing you to breathe better, increase your stamina, and enhance your overall quality of life.

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