Blood Pressure Reducer Alexandria LA

High blood pressure is not something you'd expect to see in kids, but the incidence has risen dramatically in the last few years along with their obesity rates. And there's plenty of reason to be alarmed, since the condition can lead to heart disease later in life. Luckily, there's an easy way to treat it that doesn't involve nagging kids to get up and exercise.

Naseem A Jaffrani, MD
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Business
Alexandria Cardiology Clinic
Specialties
Cardiology

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Navtej Singh Rangi, MD
(318) 442-7743
PO Box 13030
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, La
Group Practice: Freedman Clinic Internal Medicine Llp

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Harry R Hawthorne
(318) 448-1041
2108 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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David G Cable, MD, FACC
(318) 448-8374
6205 Bayou Crossing Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Romel C Wrenn
(318) 448-1041
2108 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Robert John Freedman, MD
(318) 767-0960
PO Box 12484
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1973

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Henry G Hanley
(318) 767-0960
3311 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert J Freedman
(318) 767-0960
3311 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Naseem A Jaffrani
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Joseph Wayne Landreneau, MD
(318) 442-8698
201 Fourth St Ste 3B P O Box 30106
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979

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High blood pressure is not something you’d expect to see in kids, but the incidence has risen dramatically in the last few years along with their obesity rates. And there’s plenty of reason to be alarmed, since the condition can lead to heart disease later in life.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to treat it that doesn’t involve nagging kids to get up and exercise (not that being active is a bad thing, of course). Meditation, a proven blood pressure-reducer for adults, turns out to be useful for hypertensive children as well.

In a recent study at a middle school in Augusta, Georgia, 73 11- and 12-year olds were randomly assigned to either a meditation group or a health class where they learned about exercise and nutrition. After three months, the meditators, who practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, saw a significant drop in their blood pressure. The other group got no such benefit.

“If they keep it up, the meditators could substantially reduce their risk of dying from heart disease or stroke,” says Vernon Barnes, coauthor of the study. Some kids also got relief from headaches and asthma attacks, he adds.

A safe, and free, solution to some serious health problems: What more could you ask for?

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