Sleep Apnea Treatments Knightdale NC

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Sleep Medicine Program at Raleigh Neurology
(919) 788-9071
1540 Sunday Drive
Raleigh, NC
Doctors Refferal
Yes or through consult with Medical Director
Ages Seen
3-adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

A Thomas Perkins IV, MD
(919) 782-3456
1540 Sunday Dr
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Carnes, Kenneth M Phd

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Presbyterian Center for Sleep Disorders Novant Health
(704) 384-6225
1900 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
>1.5 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center The Moses H. Cone Health System
(336) 832-0410
509 N. Elam Avenue
Greensboro, NC
Ages Seen
Jan-99
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Park Ridge Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
(828) 687-9758
50 Hospital Drive
Hendersonville, NC
Ages Seen
May-99

Rex Sleep Disorders Center
(919) 784-1465
4210 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC
Ages Seen
6+
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Yvette Rose Cook, MD
(919) 859-0014
301 Keisler Dr Ste C
Cary, NC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc; Wake Med Ctr, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Cary Neuro & Sleep Disorder

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Carolinas Sleep Services - Pineville
(704) 544-7243
10036-B Park Cedar Drive
Charlotte, NC
Doctors Refferal
Not required
Ages Seen
newborn and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Sleep Center at Gastonia
(704) 807-7505
1856 Remount Road
Gastonia, NC
Ages Seen
12+

Coastal Pulmonary Medicine P.A./Sleepcare of Wilmington
(910) 343-3345
1090 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington, NC
Ages Seen
> 13yrs.

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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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