Sleep Apnea Treatments Blue Springs MO

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somniTech Inc Sleep Disorders Center Lee's Summit
(816) 350-0788
817 NE Anderson Lane
Lee''s Summit, MO
Ages Seen
10 & up

Metropolitan Pulmonary Sleep Center
(816) 524-5522
290 NE Tudor Road
Lee''s Summit, MO
Ages Seen
13-99

Sleep Disorders Center at St. Luke's Hospital
(816) 932-3382
4301 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
Ages Seen
6 months - 100 years

Alfred Cosmo Caruso, MD
(816) 943-3994
1010 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sleep Diagnostic Center Southeast Missouri Hospital
(573) 331-6330
1701 Lacey Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
Ages Seen
>5 yr.old

Centerpoint Sleep Disorders Center
(816) 698-8850
19550 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
Ages Seen
>/=16

Research Medical Center Brookside Campus
(816) 276-7391
6601 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
Doctors Refferal
Written physician order required
Ages Seen
17years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center University of Kansas Hospital
(913) 588-3875
4720 Rainbow Boulevard
Westwood, KS
Ages Seen
0-100

Alfred Cosmo Caruso, MD
(816) 943-3994
1004 Carondelet Dr Ste 410
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Pulmonary Physicians Of Kc

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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

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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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