Sleep Apnea Roanoke VA

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

William Sliman Elias, MD
(540) 985-8526
1030 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Carilion Roanoke Community Hos, Roanoke, Va; Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va
Group Practice: Carilion Sleep Ctr

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Lewis-Gale Physicians Sleep Center Lewis-Gale Physicians, LLC
(540) 776-2027
1802 Braeburn Drive
Salem, VA
Ages Seen
6+

Pet Health Clinic
(540) 992-4550
840 Roanoke Rd
Daleville, VA

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Anne M Jaeger
(540) 342-1007
1111 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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John Freeman Gaylord
(540) 344-3020
1315 2nd St Sw
Roanoke, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Bruce Neal Stewart, MD
(540) 772-5951
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Carilion Roanoke Community Hos, Roanoke, Va; Lewis-Gale Med Ctr, Salem, Va
Group Practice: Lewis Gale Ciinic Llc

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Hanging Rock Animal Hospital
(540) 562-4596
1910 Loch Haven Dr
Roanoke, VA

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J Randolph Clements, DPM
(540) 483-7933
Carilion Medical Office Building 380 South Ma
Rocky Mount, VA
Business
Blue Ridge Podiatry Assoc. Ltd
Specialties
Podiatry, Trama,Sports Medicine,Vascular
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blur Cross,Medicare,Most othe insurances
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Carilion Franklin Mem Hospital
Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital Fort Worth Tx
Medical School: Temple University School Of Podiatric Medicine, 2003
Additional Information
Member Organizations: acfas
Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Sudhendu Choubey
(540) 982-8204
1615 Franklin Rd Sw
Roanoke, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Robert Mulinda
(540) 344-3276
1030 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Sleep Apnea

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By Leslie Petrovski

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you suffer from OSA, you may not even be consciously aware of your many—up to 300 per night—“apnea” episodes. During those episodes, OSA sufferers actually stop breathing for a minute or more. Apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the rear of the throat relax and cut off airflow. OSA is linked to heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure, but given the number of effective therapies, the condition is nothing to lose sleep over. Conventional treatment usually begins with the continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), a device that blows air into the nose through a face mask. When used correctly, the CPAP typically reduces apnea episodes, but not everyone can tolerate the noise and the discomfort of sleeping with the machine.

John Dye, ND, chairman of the Department of Mind-Body Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, looks at the problem differently. “We treat the whole person to reduce the symptoms,” Dye explains. Dye looks for root causes, focusing on such areas as diet, inflammation, possible allergies, and cardiovascular profile.

To take a holistic approach to the problem, start by taking a hard look at your lifestyle choices: Stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and lose weight if you’re carrying a few too many pounds. And don’t sleep on your back. All of these factors can worsen OSA.
Still not sleeping soundly? Try Dye’s regimen:

• Improve your diet by adding more fiber, eating colorful and nutrient-dense foods, and cutting back on red meat and sugar.

• Take 2 to 3 grams per day of krill oil capsules, a possible cholesterol fighter derived from tiny Antarctic crustaceans.

• Add anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale)—1,500 to 2,000 mg of each daily.

• Try 400 mg of vitamin E once or twice a day, plus 500 mg vitamin C two to three times a day.

• Practice playing the didgeridoo. In a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that daily practice on this indigenous Australian wind instrument reduces apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep disturbance for bed partners.

Author: Leslie Petrovski

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