Friday, July 13, 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risks

Sleep apnea poses a high risk of dangerous health conditions in patients who are diagnosed with the condition. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when something partly, or completely, blocks the upper airway during sleep. The condition can reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and cause irregular heart rhythms. Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, can provide treatment options to help manage obstructive sleep apnea and improve your quality of sleep and health.  

In obstructive sleep apnea, an individual’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Because the airway is blocked, a person may snort, take a deep breath, or awaken gasping for air. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. For people with mild to moderate sleep apnea, dental appliances that prevent the tongue from blocking the throat may be suggested. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding sleep apnea treatment, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, here in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180. 

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