Sleep Apnea Treatments Eaton Rapids MI

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Eaton Rapids. 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.

Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders - Lansing
(517) 887-6733
3937 Patient Care Drive
Lansing, MI
Ages Seen
Above 4

Life Care Sleep and Health Center Lansing
(517) 323-9624
7200 W. Saginaw Highway
Lansing, MI
Ages Seen
5 -105
Insurance
Insurance: PHP, PPOM, BCBS, BCN, Tricare, Aetna, Cigna,
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sherman Gorbis, DO
(517) 377-8416
East Lansing, MI
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1978

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Sleep Disorders Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital
(313) 745-9009
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not necessary
Ages Seen
>/=16 yrs
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Advanced Sleep Neurodiagnostics PC
(248) 442-3700
24001 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington, MI
Ages Seen
13 and older

Ingham Regional Center for Sleep & Alertness Ingham Regional Medical Center
(517) 377-8525
2727 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sparrow Sleep Center Sparrow Health System
(517) 364-6310
1210 W. Saginaw
Lansing, MI
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All Ages
Insurance
Insurance: It is advised that patients check with their insurance carrier prior to sch


Paul Robert Gouin, MD
(517) 334-2510
401 W Greenlawn Ave
Lansing, MI
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1977

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Upper Penninsula Sleep Disorders Center Dickinson County Healthcare System
(906) 776-5912
1721 S. Stephenson Avenue
Iron Mountain, MI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
4 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Sleep Center Northern Michigan Regional Hospital
(231) 487-5337
1420 Plaza Drive
Petoskey, MI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
3 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All


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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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