Is Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome A Postmenopausal Disorder?

Is Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome A Postmenopausal Disorder? Open Respir Med J. 2019;13:51-54 Authors: BaHammam AS, Almeneessier AS Abstract Previous studies have assessed the role of gender and menopause in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is well known that menopause is a major risk factor for OSA. However, analogous studies on obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) are limited. Recent studies have suggested that OHS is more prevalent in postmenopausal women. Moreover, women with OHS seem to have excess comorbidities, including hypothyroidism, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, compared to men. In the present perspective, we discuss recent data on the prevalence and comorbidities associated with OHS in women, as well as the use of noninvasive ventilation in women with OHS, and try to answer the question, "Is OHS a disorder of postmenopausal women?" PMID: 31956377 [PubMed]
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