Sleep Apnea Treatments Washington DC

Local resource for sleep apnea treatments in Washington. 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.

Sleep Center National Rehabilitation Hospital
(202) 877-1683
102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Arlington Sleep Medicine, Ltd.
(703) 243-6700
3833 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA
Ages Seen
12 and older

Virginia Hospital Center Sleep Lab
(703) 558-6789
1625 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA
Ages Seen
15-99

Doctors Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Doctors Community Hospital
(240) 965-8452
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD
Ages Seen
12 and older

Montgomery General Hospital
(301) 774-8818
18101 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD
Ages Seen
>13

Georgetown University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(202) 444-3610
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC
Ages Seen
2+
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sibley Memorial Sleep Disorders Center Sibley Memorial Hospital
(202) 364-7676
5255 Loughboro Road Nw
Washington, DC
 
The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders
(304) 654-1575
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Ages Seen
12

American Sleep Medicine- VA
(703) 448-7444
8300 Boone Boulevard
Vienna, VA
Ages Seen
8yrs. +
Insurance
Insurance: We take all insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Frederick M Jacobsen, MD
(202) 234-1742
908 New Hampshire Ave NW Ste 700
Washington, DC
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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