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CASE REPORT

Therapeutic Cure of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Resulting in Cure of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Metabolic Syndrome

Anshul Mittal, Vidushi Rathi

Keywords : Cure, Obesity hypoventilation syndrome, Obstructive sleep apnea

Citation Information : Mittal A, Rathi V. Therapeutic Cure of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Resulting in Cure of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Metabolic Syndrome. Indian Sleep Med 2019; 14 (1):18-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0034

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a highly underdiagnosed and undertreated condition, especially in developing countries like India. We present a case of a young 26-year-old male with Metabolic syndrome along with severe OSA with OHS, who after weight reduction of 50 kgs over 2 years was practically cured of the same; with no requirement of PAP, insulin and oral medications in follow-up. This case highlights the importance of evaluating obstructive sleep apnea by a phenotypic approach so that appropriate treatment is given.


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