Sleep Apnea Treatments Choctaw OK

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Choctaw. 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.

OU Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
(405) 271-5605
1200 Everett Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
Ages Seen
0-150 years

INTEGRIS Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma - Edmond
(405) 636-7700
3520 S. Boulevard
Edmond, OK
Ages Seen
12

Integris Baptist - Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma Baptist Medical Center
(405) 636-7761
3300 NW 56th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Ages Seen
> or = 12
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Integris Southwest - Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma Southwest Medical Center
(405) 636-7700
4401 S. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
> or = 3
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Integris Baptist - Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma Baptist Medical Center
(405) 636-7761
3300 NW 56th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Ages Seen
> or = 12
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Integris Southwest - Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma Southwest Medical Center
(405) 636-7700
4401 S. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
> or = 3
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Nocturna of Oklahoma City, LLC
(405) 948-6355
3613 NW 56th, 380
Oklahoma City, OK
Doctors Refferal
Preferred. Self-referrals also accepted.
Ages Seen
12 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: We accept many Major insurance policies. Please give us a call and we can verify your benefits.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Integris Sleep Disorders Center of Oklahoma Yukon
(405) 636-7700
1614 Professional Circle
Yukon, OK
Ages Seen
12 and above

Sleep Disorders Center of St. Francis Hospital
(918) 502-5600
6585 S. Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Doctors Refferal
No, unless otherwise needed by insurance company
Ages Seen
2 & up
Insurance
Insurance: Accept patients with or without insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Center of Tulsa - South
(918) 728-3353
4735 E. 91st Street
Tulsa, OK
Ages Seen
14 and up

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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