Sleep Apnea Treatments Ballwin MO

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Ballwin. 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 Medicine and Research Center St. Luke's Hospital
(314) 205-6030
232 S. Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO
Doctors Refferal
Necessary if under 18 years old; preferred for all
Ages Seen
1-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most third party payers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Barnes Jewish West County Sleep Disorders/EEG Center
(314) 996-8680
969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: No, we''ll schedule a visit with a sleep physician for you.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Clayton Sleep Institute
(314) 645-5855
2531 S. Big Bend Boulevard
Maplewood, MO
Ages Seen
2 and up

Saint Louis University SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center
(314) 977-5337
3545 Lafayette Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
15 and above
Insurance
Insurance: Most accepted. Please check with insurance carrier
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Denise Troy Curry, MD
(314) 909-0211
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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American Sleep Medicine Center St. Louis Sleep Center, LLC
(314) 994-9499
727 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO
Ages Seen
8 years and up

St. Anthony's Medical Center - Sleep Center St. Anthony's Medical Center
(314) 525-1128
10020 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
15 - 99
Insurance
Insurance: Numerous
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Washington University Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Center
(314) 362-4342
212 N. Kings Highway
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Young adult to adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted, please call your insurance carrier to determine coverage
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

SSM St. Joseph Sleep Disorders Center St. Joseph Health Center
(636) 947-5165
300 First Capitol Drive
Saint Charles, MO
Doctors Refferal
Necessary from a sleep specialist to have sleep st
Ages Seen
16 - Geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Please call sleep center for complete listing.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Gihan Sami Abdel Kader, MD
(314) 205-6030
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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