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Do You Have Hypertension?

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Let Us Know If You’ve Been Diagnosed With Hypertension

Hypertension, known as high blood pressure, masquerades as…nothing! No visible symptoms create alarm in the victim or family members. No pain alerts the victim to the danger. Yet hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke. It’s also one of the most easily controlled. The best way to combat hypertension is by following doctor’s orders and these tips:

  • Have your blood pressure checked regularly
  • Reduce salt and other sources of dietary sodium
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stop smoking
  • Take prescribed medicines

And let us know if you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension. We have procedures and anesthetics designed just for you, but you’ll have to tell us. We can’t tell by looking.

Blood pressure readings measure the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. The top number, or systolic reading, is that force when your heart is pumping. The bottom number, or diastolic reading, is taken during the heart’s rest between pumps. Most doctors agree that normal pressure is 120/80; a reading of 140/90 is cause for action to lower it.

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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