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Treatment for hypertension

The management of hypertension involves a multifaceted approach, which may include:

  • Functional medicine: Functional medicine employs a holistic approach to alleviate hypertension linked with sleep apnea, identifying and addressing underlying factors through lab tests and personalized strategies to optimize overall health.
  • Lifestyle modifications: Implementing lifestyle changes like adopting a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity, smoking cessation, and limiting alcohol intake can help lower blood pressure.
  • Medications: Depending on the severity of hypertension, medications may be prescribed to control blood pressure. These drugs work in various ways, such as diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, or calcium channel blockers.
  • Stress management: Reducing stress through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and stress-reduction strategies can have a positive impact on blood pressure.

Sleep apnea: Identifying the root cause 

Sleep apnea is a complex condition affecting millions of people, often without awareness. It's characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep, leading to a host of health issues. At San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, we understand the importance of getting to the root cause of this condition. Through thorough sleep studies and precise diagnosis, we uncover the specific factors contributing to your sleep apnea. Whether it's muscle relaxation, tongue positioning, or nasal obstruction, identifying the underlying cause is the first step towards effective treatment and better sleep.

The connection between hypertension and sleep apnea

Emerging research has shed light on the significant association between hypertension and sleep apnea. Several factors contribute to this connection:

Interrupted sleep patterns

Sleep apnea disrupts the normal sleep cycle, leading to poor sleep quality and sleep fragmentation. This can contribute to increased stress on the body, potentially raising blood pressure levels.

Hormonal changes

Sleep apnea can lead to hormonal imbalances, including an increase in stress hormones like adrenaline. These hormonal changes can narrow blood vessels and elevate blood pressure.


Both hypertension and sleep apnea share obesity as a common risk factor. Excess body weight can lead to the development of both conditions.

Recognizing the interplay between hypertension and sleep apnea is vital, as addressing both conditions is essential for optimal overall health.

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Why choose us?

Choose San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea with confidence. Our professional team excels in accurate diagnosis and crafting efficient treatment plans, ensuring swift and effective results. We specialize in TMJ treatments, advanced orthodontics, and Maxillary Skeletal Expanders (MSE) as a non-surgical alternative. Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach sets us apart as recognized experts in the field. We are an integrated medical, cosmetic, and dental healthcare model dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care. Our mission revolves around holistic well-being, combining medical, cosmetic, and dental expertise to enhance overall health and confidence. From pain relief to emotional support, we offer a wide range of evidence-based sleep apnea treatments under one roof. Your better, healthier life begins here.

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