Northerncardinal

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what would be the pH, pO2 adn pCO2 of someone with obesity hypoventilation syndrome?
 
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The kidneys would try adjusting the pH in the opposite direction by increasing the retention of bicarbonate.

It can't influence the PO2 and PCO2 though.
 
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what would be the pH, pO2 adn pCO2 of someone with obesity hypoventilation syndrome?
It's a chronic process so would expect the bicarb to be up (either high-normal or mildly high). Co2 high-normal or slightly high. pH normal since it's chronic and compensated. O2 should be normal or low-normal.
 

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PCO2 is generally the parameter that defines (as being elevated); O2 can be normal, although if <93 increases suspicion.