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Are you suffering from sleep apnea? There are two major forms of sleep apnea that can occur. Both result in irregular breathing patterns while you sleep. It is important that isn’t it treated immediately as it can lead to severe health problems including high blood pressure, stroke, and even heart failure.

It is important to make sure that if you are suffering from sleep apnea, it is treated as soon as possible. There are treatment methods include the use of all appliances, adjustments in your sleeping habits and surgery. If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause numerous ailments including high blood pressure, stroke, and heart failure. It’s also a good idea to know the general risk factors for sleep apnea as you are at an increased risk if you are a male over the age of 40. In addition, if you are overweight and have a family history of sleep apnea, you are at a further risk as well. In addition, a deviated septum, allergies and sinus problems, and large tongues or tonsils can also contribute to the rise of sleep apnea.

If you require further treatment for sleep apnea, Dr. Michael Lemme and our team at Michael Lemme DDS will help you with your oral health care. If you would like to book an appointment with our dentist office in Oak Harbor, Washington, please call us at 360-675-3334.