Sleep Apnea Treatments Bowling Green KY

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Bowling Green. 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.

The Medical Center Sleep Center The Medical Center at Bowling Green
(270) 796-6559
825 Second Avenue E
Bowling Green, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Insurance
Insurance: All Major Plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Wesley Hsien Chou, MD
(270) 783-3313
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Greenview Reg Hosp, Bowling Green, Ky; Medical Center Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Ky; Mediplex Rehab Hospital, Bowling Green, Ky; Dunlap Mem Hosp, Orrville, Oh
Group Practice: Graves Gilbert Clinic

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University of Louisville Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center
(502) 852-5437
332 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
0 to 18 yrs old
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Sleep Lab
(606) 833-3993
118 Saint Christopher Drive
Ashland, KY
Ages Seen
2 & older

UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital University of Kentucky
(859) 226-7026
310 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call center for clarification
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Physicians Center for Sleep Disorders
(270) 781-8420
350 Park Street; the Medical Arts Building
Bowling Green, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
2+ years
Insurance
Insurance: All major plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Walter Richard Warren, MD
(270) 842-1332
546 Park St
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sleep Disorders Center of EMRMC Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
(859) 936-0303
440 Whirlaway Drive
Danville, KY
Ages Seen
1.5

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Lab* Pikeville Medical Center
(606) 886-0559
204 Collins Circle
Prestonsburg, KY
Ages Seen
13 or older

Sleep Disorders Center of Elizabethtown E''town Lung Specialist PSC
(270) 765-2459
585 Westport Road
Elizabethtown, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
> 6 years
Insurance
Insurance: Commercial insurances accepted
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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