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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome, also known as Pickwickian syndrome, is a breathing disorder that causes you to have too much carbon dioxide and too little oxygen in your blood. It affects some people who have obesity.
Overweight and Obesity
Overweight and obesity are chronic conditions that raise the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.
A pacemaker is a small device that sends electrical pulses to help the heart beat at a normal rate and rhythm.
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a condition in which a sticky substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body.
Physical Activity and Your Heart
Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. Being physically active is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy.
Platelet disorders are conditions in which the number of platelets in your blood is either too low or too high, or your platelets don’t work properly. This can cause problems with bleeding or forming too many blood clots.
Pleural disorders are conditions that affect the tissue that covers the outside of the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes the air sacs to fill up with fluid or pus. This can make it hard to breathe.