Sleep Apnea Treatments Wilmington DE

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Bayhealth SleepCare Center @ Middletown
(302) 376-1982
291 Carter Drive
Middletown, DE
Ages Seen
3+

The Bayhealth SleepCare Centers @ Wilmington
(302) 478-6105
1407 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE
Ages Seen
3+

The Sleep Center at Riddle Memorial Hospital
(610) 627-4193
1068 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
6 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances, Medicare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Crozer Keystone Sleep Center Taylor Hospital
(610) 595-6361
175 E. Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
6+
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Main Line Health Lawrence Park Sleep Center
(610) 645-3649
1991 Sproul Road
Broomall, PA
Ages Seen
>5 years

St. Francis Hospital Sleep Center St. Francis Hospital
(302) 575-8262
701 N. Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE
Ages Seen
18 years and up

The Bayhealth SleepCare Center @ Bear
(302) 832-0496
2500 Wrangle Hill Road
Bear, DE
Ages Seen
3+

Crozer Keystone Sleep Center Delaware County Memorial Hospital
(610) 595-6361
2100 Keystone Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
Ages Seen
18+

University Services - West Chester Sleep Center
(610) 918-1930
915 Old Fern Hill Road
West Chester, PA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
3 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Sleep Disorders Center at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
(610) 237-4592
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA
 

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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