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Does pickwickian syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does pickwickian syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Shortness of breath, difficulty falling asleep and staying awake, and eventually lower extremity swelling (edema) and eventually right heart failure progressing to death. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pickwickian syndrome?

Do a lot of people get pickwickian syndrome?

Pickwick: The higher the weight the more likely there will be pickwick. This is a new mcdonald epidemic! ...Read more

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What is pickwickian syndrome that commonly affects overweight individuals?

What is pickwickian syndrome that commonly affects overweight individuals?

Restricts breathing: Obesity hypoventilation syndrome is a condition in which morbidly obese pts have difficulty breathing when lying flat. The weight of their own chest along with their large abdomen pushing up on their diaphragm resticts full expansion of lungs. They then dont get adequate oxygenation at night. Longterm the pts get pulmonary hyper tension and rt sided heart failure, if not treated. Weight loss/cpap. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome?

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. Weight loss surgery is sometimes necessary. If obstructive sleep apnea is present it should be treated with cpap, if significant carbon dioxide retention due to hypoventilation is present diamox, Progesterone and theophylline may be of benifit. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of pickwickian syndrome?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pickwickian syndrome?

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 arduous one of losing weight - a great american pastime. You will need the help of a bariatrician, a dietary specialist, an exercise instructor and a patient family. ...Read more

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I have pickwickian syndrome & had a blood gas test done today. What are normal results?

I have pickwickian syndrome & had a blood gas test done today. What are normal results?

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 would be to compare actual value with your previous values other than with normal values. ...Read more

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I have pickwickian syndrome & had a blood gas test done today PH 7.402 CO2 46 Oxygen 70 HCO3 28.9 Base excess 4.0 02 saturation 94 are my results ok?

I have pickwickian syndrome & had a blood gas test done today PH 7.402 CO2 46 Oxygen 70 HCO3 28.9 Base excess 4.0 02 saturation 94 are my results ok?

No.: No. These results show significant lack of oxygen in the blood, and a modest excess of carbon dioxide. Pickwickian syndrome appears as excessive sleepiness. It comes from sleep being constantly interrupted by a patient rousing to gasp, because the amount of oxygen in his blood is too low. It is a complication of obesity. A tracheostomy can prove life-saving. Significant weight loss is better ...Read more

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Can pickwickian syndrome get worse if I only rely on oxygen ventilator at night? I feel tired all day, morning headaches, dry throat. Should I see dr?

Can pickwickian syndrome get worse if I only rely on oxygen ventilator at night? I feel tired all day, morning headaches, dry throat. Should I see dr?

OSA: Your symptoms are classic for obstructive sleep apnea. If you are overweight or obese, then the diagnosis is near 100% certain with these symptoms. See a sleep clinic or ENT about a sleep study. Unless something else is going on, a 23yo female with Pickwickian syndrome should NOT be on home supplemental oxygen. It does make it worse be slowing your breathing. You need CPAP instead. ...Read more