Sleep Apnea Treatments Lewiston ID

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Lewiston. 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.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center
(208) 799-5484
415 6th Street
Lewiston, ID
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Luke Anthony Pluto, MD
(208) 746-1383
2315 8th St
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Tri-State Memorial Hosp, Clarkston, Wa
Group Practice: Southway Internist

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Idaho Sleep Health
(208) 442-8222
210 W. Georgia Avenue
Nampa, ID
Ages Seen
6+

Sleep Disorders Center Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
(208) 367-2008
6140 W. Curtisan
Boise, ID
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
1 year and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Idaho Sleep Disorders Center-Boise St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
(208) 706-5379
190 E. Bannock Street
Boise, ID
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 mos - adult
Insurance
Insurance: All types - Blue Cross, HMO Blue, Etc. For office visits, patients should
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Tri-State Memorial Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Services Tri-State Memorial Hospital
(509) 751-0223
1119 Highland Avenue
Clarkston, WA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
4 yrs and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

St. Luke's Magic Valley Sleep Institute Magic Valley Regional Medical Center
(208) 933-0040
450 Falls Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
Ages Seen
13+

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center
(208) 799-5484
415 6th Street
Lewiston, ID
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Idaho Falls Sleep Institute
(208) 523-7667
2900 Valencia Drive
Idaho Falls, ID
Ages Seen
0.5~

Mercy Medical Center Sleep Lab
(208) 463-5478
1512 12th Avenue Road
Nampa, ID
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
pediatrics and up
Insurance
Insurance: All types - Blue Cross, HMO Blue, Etc. For office visits, patients should
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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