Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)

OHS is defined as chronic daytime hypercapnia in obese patients (those with a BMI of > 30kg/m2), in the absence of other known causes for hypoventilation1.

What is OHS?

OHS is defined as chronic daytime hypercapnia in obese patients after ruling out any other causes of hypoventilation.

Treatment options

Recommended treatment options for OHS include controlled weight loss and noninvasive ventilation.

Treatment options

Patient outcomes

Learn about the positive outcomes for OHS patients being treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV)

Patient outcomes

References

1

Olson AL, Zwillich C. The obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Am J Med.2005 Sep; 118(9): 948-56.