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Doctor insights on: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

30 hazards of obesity syndrome?

Many hazards: Fat around the middle in particular is associated with many adverse health consequences. It is associated with low vitamin d3, stress and inflammation. These in turn are associated with alzheimer's, sleep apnea, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, auto-immune disease, degenerative joint disease, etc. Eat 6 equal meals of healthy food, sleep, exercise, and de-stress for prevention. ...Read more

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Can Maccune Albright syndrome cause hyperthyroidism?

Can Maccune Albright syndrome cause hyperthyroidism?

McCune Albright: McCune -Albright syndrome is associated with excess hormone production, including hyperthyroidism. People with this condition should be screened regularly. ...Read more

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Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Link between diabetes mellitus and respiratory distress syndrome?

Link between diabetes mellitus and respiratory distress syndrome?

Surfactant deficienc: One of the final stages in lung maturity is the production of a soapy material called surfactant it lines the inside of air sacs & prevents the sacs from deflating after air breathing starts.Infants that are not making enough surfactant to keep air sacs open so many will deflate leading to distress. Infants of diabetics often have delayed surfactant production & may have rds even at 40 wks. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation associated with thoracic outlet syndrome cause complications?

Can poor circulation associated with thoracic outlet syndrome cause complications?

RISKS: If you have experienced artery or vein compression due to tos, and possess a cervical rib, there is risk of possible local blood clotting, and, on rare occasions, strokes have occurred. Since this can be very complex, and may be benign or more dangerous, best to have a very experienced thoracic outlet surgeon evaluate the blood vessels fully. ...Read more

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Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

PFS can happen: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under physical stress. Patellofemoral syndrome is common in normal, active school-aged children, so it is hard to tell whether or not it occurs more often in marfan syndrome kids. ...Read more

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Can smoking trigger/increase symptoms of chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Can smoking trigger/increase symptoms of chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Probably/why risk it: Cecs happens due to reduced blood flow in muscle areas. It happens in physically active people, for whom smoking can rob oxygen and reduce your exercise tolerance. In any person, tobacco exposes you to 50 known carcinogens plus carbon monoxide and other chemicals. Best thing would be not risking any tobacco (and it gets harder to stop as you get older). Free, no-nag help at 800-quit-now. ...Read more

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Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Same as exertional: Chronic compartment syndrome is the same as exertional compartment syndrome. It is when the pressure from the muscle compartment in the shin is high. It causes pain in the front of the shin after activity or exercise and it typically is relieved after rest. Some patients report numbness and tingling to the front of the foot as well. It can be experienced in any kind of sport that involves running. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read more

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Is turners syndrome a genetic disorder?

Is turners syndrome a genetic disorder?

Yes: Most females are born with 2 x chromosomes. Ts is a disorder resulting from missing one x chromosome or some part of it in the cells of the body. It is a disorder exclusive to females. Those with ts are born with it. Manifestations vary depending on the genetics. Small stature is one feature most girls have in common with each other. ...Read more

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Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Comments: We are learning that the immune system is playing a huge role in many known diseases, and Celiac is certainly auto-immune mediated, and several thyroid disorders are too. Chronic fatigue is often a manifestation of other disorders, and is not considered a separate disease per se. Am unaware of current concepts regarding endometriosis. Should ask OB-GYN specialist. ...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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What is metabolic syndrome in obese children?

What is metabolic syndrome in obese children?

3 out of 4: Abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar, high triglycerides or low HDL (good) cholesterol, elevated blood pressure. 3 out of 4 of these criteria are required to make a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in kids. Metabolic syndrome is also considered a risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes in kids. ...Read more

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Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

Is mental deficiency associated with obesity?

No : Obesity is not related with mental deficiency, but is related with multiple medical issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol that could provoke brain aterosclerosis and lead to dementia and strokes that will after mental status. ...Read more

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Is thoracic outlet syndrome fatal?

Is thoracic outlet syndrome fatal?

No.: There is no known mortality associated with thoracic outlet syndrome, but complications can arise during surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet and a massive amount of sugars added to everything. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to artificial additives (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--was invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960. Our food pyramid was loony--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT. ...Read more