Sleep Apnea Treatments Ames IA

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Ames. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to medical treatments for sleep apnea, sleep disorder treatments, natural sleep disorder treatments, and sleep apnea surgery, as well as advice and content on finding sleep disorder centers in your area.

Sleep Disorders Center Mary Greeley Medical Center
(515) 239-2353
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Selden Edmund Spencer, MD
(515) 239-4435
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Group Practice: McFarland Clinic Pc

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Pella Regional Health Center Sleep Disorder Center
(641) 628-6787
404 Jefferson
Pella, IA
Ages Seen
6 mo. +

Mercy Sleep Center Mercy Hospital Medical Center
(515) 247-3171
1449 NW 128th Street
Clive, IA
Ages Seen
1 yr and older

West Lakes Sleep Center
(515) 875-9555
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Ages Seen
13-100

David Brian Moore, MD
(515) 239-4435
110 E 11th St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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somniTech, Inc Sleep Disorders Center Waukee
(515) 226-0900
14225 University
Waukee, IA
Ages Seen
10 & up

Great River Sleep Disorders Center Great River Medical Center
(319) 768-4218
1221 S. Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA
Ages Seen
12 years on up

Iowa Sleep Disorders Center
(515) 225-0188
4060 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2-100
Insurance
Insurance: All major carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Western Iowa Sleep Sleep Center
(866) 518-0553
106 W. 5th Street
Carroll, IA
Ages Seen
8yrs and older

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Losing Weight Can Cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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CPAP machineFor sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.

Weight loss may not be a new miracle pill or a fancy high-tech treatment, but it is an exciting therapy for sufferers of OSA both because of its short- and long-term effectiveness and for its relatively modest price tag. Surgery doesn't last, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are only as effective as the patient's adherence, and most other devices have had disappointing outcomes, in addition to being expensive, unwieldy and having poor patient compliance. Furthermore, OSA is generally only treated when it has progressed to a moderate to severe state.

"Very low calorie diet (VLCD) combined with active lifestyle counseling resulting in marked weight reduction is a feasible and effective treatment for the majority of patients with mild OSA, and the achieved beneficial outcomes are maintained at 1-year follow-up," wrote Henri P.I. Tuomilehto, M.D., Ph.D., of the department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Kuopio University Hospital in Finland.

The prospective, randomized trial found that, in 81 patients with mild OSA, the 40 patients who were in the intervention arm underwent a diet that strictly limited caloric intake combined with lifestyle counseling lost more than 20 pounds on average in a year-and kept it off, resulting in markedly lower symptoms of OSA. The 41 patients in the control arm, who only received lifestyle counseling and lost on average less than 6 pounds, and were much less likely to see improvements in their OSA.

And not only does sustained weight loss improve OSA, it also improves the many other independently linked co-morbidities such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

"This is emphasized by our findings that, in conjunction with the improvement in AHI, significant improvements were also found in symptoms related to OSA, insulin resistance, lipids, and cardiorespiratory variables, such as arterial oxygen saturation, in patients belonging to the intervention group," wrote Dr. Tuomilehto.

Furthermore, Dr. Tuomilehto observed, "The greater the change in body weight or waist circumference, the greater was the improvement in OSA." In fact, mild OSA was objectively cured in 88 percent of the patients who l...

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