Sleep Apnea Treatments Auburndale FL

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Auburndale. 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.

Polk Sleep Disorders LLC
(863) 299-0302
344 E. Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
Doctors Refferal
May be required, patient needs to check with insur
Ages Seen
5 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Central Florida Sleep Centers - Polk
(863) 422-2990
40124 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
Doctors Refferal
May be required; patient needs to check with insur
Ages Seen
18+
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurance companies, including Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Medicare, Tricare, United Health Care,
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Sleep Disorders Center North Florida Regional Medical Center
(352) 333-5235
6500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
Ages Seen
>16

Memorial Hospital of Tampa - Diagnostic Sleep Center
(813) 342-1429
2829 De Leon Street
Tampa, FL
Ages Seen
13+

Charlotte Regional Medical Center Sleep Center
(941) 205-2150
25097 Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
Ages Seen
> 12 years

Watson Clinic Sleep Disorders Center
(863) 680-7000
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
Ages Seen
Infant - Geriatric
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Space Coast Sleep Disorders Center
(321) 255-9901
640 Classic Court
Melbourne, FL
Ages Seen
>2

Sleep Disorders Center Florida
(772) 446-7116
150 SW Chamber Court
Port St. Lucie, FL
Ages Seen
1 and up

Gowani Medical Associates, MDPA Sleep Disorders Center
(407) 345-4999
7224 Stone Rock Circle
Orlando, FL
Ages Seen
12 and up

South Florida Sleep Diagnostic Center
(305) 255-0777
12600 SW 120th Street
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
Not always required
Ages Seen
18 years of age and up
Insurance
Insurance: Aetna, AvMed, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Careplus, Cigna, Coventry Health Care, Humana, JMH, Medica
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

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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