Sleep Apnea Treatments Missoula MT

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Missoula. 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. Patrick Hospital Sleep Center St. Patrick Hospital
(406) 329-5650
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
12-Adult
Insurance
Insurance: Many insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Michael Joseph Silverglat, MD
(406) 541-8060
910 Brooks St Ste 201
Missoula, MT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sidney Health Center/Sleep Lab
(406) 488-2100
216 14th Avenue SW
Sidney, MT
Ages Seen
13 and up

St. John's Lutheran Hospital Sleep Lab
(406) 293-0100
350 Louisiana Avenue
Libby, MT
Ages Seen
12 and up

St. Patrick Hospital Sleep Center St. Patrick Hospital
(406) 329-5650
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
12-Adult
Insurance
Insurance: Many insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Michael Joseph Silverglat, MD
(406) 721-6050
910 Brooks St Ste 202
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Missoula Comm Med Ctr, Missoula, Mt; St Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mt
Group Practice: Missoula Psychological Med

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The Sleep Medicine Center
(406) 752-1729
200 Commons Way
Kalispell, MT
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All


Rocky Mountain Sleep Disorders Center Inc.
(406) 453-7570
1917 4th Street S
Great Falls, MT
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
0-100
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Sleep Center at Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung
(406) 257-8979
350 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Ages Seen
Dec-90

Rocky Mountain Sleep Disorders Center
(406) 782-7570
401 S. Alabama
Butte, MT
 
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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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