Sleep Apnea Treatments North Las Vegas NV

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in North Las Vegas. 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.

Zeeba Sleep Center
(702) 242-1562
2701 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
Ages Seen
13+

Desert Sleep Disorders Center
(702) 737-1409
9820 W. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Richard S. Lee, DR.
(702) 990-3664
2121 E. Flamingo Rd., Ste 204
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Buffalo
Graduation Year: 1974

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Zeeba Sleep Center
(702) 242-1562
2701 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
Ages Seen
13+

Pulmonary Medicine Associates Sleep Center
(775) 329-1597 x11
601 S. Arlington Avenue
Reno, NV
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Majority of Insurances


Steljes Healthy Heart Sleep Facility Steljes Cardiology
(702) 492-1450
2839 St. Rose Parkway
Henderson, NV
Ages Seen
18 and up

Simon John Farrow, MD
(702) 360-6061
1804 Piccolo Way
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oxford Univ Med Sch, Oxford, Uk (352-09 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: University Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv; Mountainview Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv

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Washoe Sleep Disorders Center Washoe Professional Building
(775) 329-4060
75 Pringle Way
Reno, NV
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: Many types. Please call with questions
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Steljes Healthy Heart Sleep Facility Steljes Cardiology
(702) 492-1450
2839 St. Rose Parkway
Henderson, NV
Ages Seen
18 and up

Desert Sleep Disorders Center
(702) 737-1409
9820 W. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV
Ages Seen
18 years and up

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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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