Sleep Apnea Treatments Henderson KY

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Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Laboratory* Methodist Hospital
(270) 827-7583
1305 N. Elm Street
Henderson, KY
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All are accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Medicine Associates PC
(812) 473-1737
7307 Columbia Street
Evansville, IN
Ages Seen
12 years and up
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

David Allan Cocanower, MD
(812) 473-1737
600 Mary St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Norton Audubon Hospital Sleep Center Norton Audubon Hospital
(502) 636-7459
One Audubon Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: ALL
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ohio County Hospital Sleep Center
(270) 298-5178
1211 Main Street
Hartford, KY
Ages Seen
8 years and up

St. Mary's Sleep Disorders Center
(812) 485-7652
3700 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
infant thru geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verification.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Deaconess Sleep Center
(812) 450-3852
350 W. Columbia Street
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
5 and over
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted. Need to check with own provider
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David Allan Cocanower, MD
(812) 473-1737
445 Cross Pointe Blvd
Evansville, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Sleep Medicine Specialists
(502) 454-0755
1169 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
12 yrs and up
Insurance
Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid ,Passport, BC/BS, Blue Grass Family Health, AETNA, BEECH
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Trover Sleep Disorders Center Trover Health System
(270) 825-5597
900 Hospital Drive
Madisonville, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2+
Insurance
Insurance: All (in network)
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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