What is the role of thyroid function studies in the workup of hypoventilation syndromes?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Hypothyroidism is a potential cause of obesity. Obesity, in turn, can contribute to hypoventilation and OSA. Thyroid function should be evaluated in all patients with alveolar hypoventilation who are suspected of having central etiology or OSA.

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