Sleep Apnea Treatments Pueblo CO

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Pueblo. 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.

The Sleep Center of Southern Colorado Parkview Medical Center
(719) 584-4976
400 W. Sixteenth Street
Pueblo, CO
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

James Frederic Pagel Jr, MD
(719) 584-4297
PO Box 3065
Pueblo, CO
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Parkview Med Ctr, Pueblo, Co
Group Practice: Rocky Mountain Sleep Disorder

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Poudre Valley Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(970) 495-8670
1107 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
Ages Seen
17 years and up

Four Corners Sleep Disorders Center
(970) 764-2330
1010 Three Springs Boulevard
Durango, CO
Ages Seen
>12

Sky Ridge Sleep Disorders Center
(720) 225-3100
10101 Ridgegate Parkway
Lone Tree, CO
Ages Seen
>12

James Frederic Pagel, MD
(719) 584-4297
PO Box 3065
Pueblo, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1977

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Porter Adventist Hospital
(303) 765-3854
2525 S. Downing Street
Denver, CO
Ages Seen
10 and older

The Sleep Center of Southern Colorado Parkview Medical Center
(719) 584-4976
400 W. Sixteenth Street
Pueblo, CO
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Sleepwell Center
(720) 200-4884
5655 S. Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO
Ages Seen
7-Adult

Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center
(303) 938-5354
1000 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, CO
Ages Seen
4-100

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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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