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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome in Children

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is a breathing problem. It affects some children who are obese. Poor breathing causes too much carbon dioxide and too little oxygen in the blood. This is a rare but life-threatening issue. Your child will need treatment right away.

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Obesity in Children: How Parents Can Help

Most children become obese because of a poor diet, lack of physical activity, and other lifestyle issues. In rare cases, however, a child’s excess weight may be because of a specific illness.

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Obesity in Teens

Obesity is when a teen has too much body fat. Obesity is a serious, long-term disease.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental disorder in which “obsessions” and “compulsions” cause extreme anxiety and daily life disruptions.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. A child with OCD has obsessive thoughts that are not wanted.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. A child with OCD has obsessive thoughts that are not wanted. They are linked to fears, such as touching dirty objects.

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Obstructed Mullerian Duct Anomalies

Obstructed mullerian duct anomalies are defects in the development of the reproductive system that are present in a female baby before birth.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Obstructive sleep apnea is when a child briefly stops breathing while sleeping. It happens because of a blockage in the upper airway. The pause in breathing may occur many times in a night, disrupting the child’s sleep.

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Oligodendroglioma in Children

The brain is part of the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS also includes the spinal cord. A tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue. An oligodendroglioma is a type of CNS tumor called a glioma.

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Omphalocele

An omphalocele is a birth defect. It happens when your baby is forming during pregnancy. In this condition, some of your baby’s abdominal organs poke out (protrude) through an opening in the abdominal muscles. This area is in the umbilical cord. A clear (translucent) membrane covers the organs.

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Omphalocele

In normal development before birth, the intestines are formed in a sac around the umbilical cord, and then move into the baby's body. If the intestines stay in the sac (and do not move into the baby’s body) it is called an omphalocele.

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Omphalocele Repair

Treatment of an omphalocele will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.