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which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome

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Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Weight loss: There is no fast treatment for the pickwickian syndrome. The treatment of choice is weight loss through diet and exercise which can cure the syndrome. ... Read More

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Overweight: In this condition, the overweight person has trouble with respiration due to the extra weight. The only truly successful long term treatment is the a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pickwickian syndrome: Pickwickian syndrome (obesity hypoventilation syndrome) = Obesity with inability to breathe adequately enough to blow off carbon dioxide & to main ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Weight loss should take care of the syndrome.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Fat: Thats because you're likely severely overweight.
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Low oxygen: The term comes from a character in the charles dickens novel: "the pickwick papers" who seemed to have the disease. Obesity hypoventilation syndrome ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Your normal: By definition in Pickwick syndrome your CO2 partial pressure will be higher than in normal individuals, what we call a chronic retainer. The trick wou ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pickwick: The higher the weight the more likely there will be pickwick. This is a new mcdonald epidemic!
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Term; pickwickian syndrome comes from a story & is related to a morbidly obese patient with excessive daytime sleep, redness of face due blood, very l ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No.: No. These results show significant lack of oxygen in the blood, and a modest excess of carbon dioxide. Pickwickian syndrome appears as excessive sle ... Read More

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