Sleep Apnea Treatments Clinton MS

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Clinton. 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 Disorder Center of Mississippi Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
(601) 968-1157
1225 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
Ages Seen
12 years to adult

Sleep Solutions of Mississippi* Diagnostic Sleep Division of Jackson Pulmonary Associates PA
(601) 362-3599
971 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS
Ages Seen
Jun-99

UMHC Sleep Disorders Center University of Mississippi Medical Center
(601) 984-4820
5903 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Shashidhar M Shettar, MD
(601) 984-5834
293 Oakmont Trl
Ridgeland, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Magee General Hospital Sleep Lab
(601) 849-5277
314 First Street SE
Magee, MS
Ages Seen
Dec-99

Premier Sleep Disorders Center Jackson Medical Clinic
(601) 714-3222
501 Marshall Street
Jackson, MS
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, UHC, Aetna, etc.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Consultants Diagnostics Sleep Lab, PLLC
(601) 982-7111
1525 Lelia Drive
Jackson, MS
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Shashidhar M Shettar, MD
(601) 984-5804
Ridgeland, MS
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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UMHC Sleep Disorders Center University of Mississippi Medical Center
(601) 984-4820
5903 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Premier Sleep Disorders Center of Kosciusko
(601) 714-3222
109 Ridgewood Circle
Kosciusko, MS
Ages Seen
2

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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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