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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Robert C Morrison, MD
(318) 445-9331
361 Browns Bend Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ilyas A Chaudhry
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Albert Craig Pearce, MD, FACC
301 4th St Ste 3A-1
Alexandria, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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Dr.Ilyas Chaudhry
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Drive
Alexandria, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Naseem A Jaffrani
(318) 473-4613
501 Medical Center Dr
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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

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Gary P Jones
(318) 442-0106
3311 Prescott Rd
Alexandria, LA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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