May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

So, this month, ALL of our patients will have their blood pressures measured and evaluated.  We’ll also check your blood oxygen levels and pulse rates.  Not only can High Blood Pressure (HBP) have devastating affects on your health, but it is frequently associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), especially if your HBP is resistant to standard treatment.

OSA is a sleep disorder involving your airway which can result in a series of medical issues over time.  OSA often exists unknown, undetected and undiagnosed to the patient, increasing the risks of further medical complications.  We screen every patient for OSA and treat it in conjunction with sleep doctors using custom dental sleep appliances.

Want to make an appointment?  Call us at 908-359-6655.

To learn more about High Blood Pressure and its associated health risks and treatments visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center’s Website.