Blood Pressure Reducer Ames IA

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.

Denise Macias Sorrentino, MD
(515) 268-0800
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1989

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Stuart David Christenson
(515) 239-4472
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Jeffrey Boyd
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia Street
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Suhas Bhat
1816 Philadelphia Street
Ames, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Mary Greeley Medical Center
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Mohammad I Dotani
(515) 239-4472
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Jos Trahan, MD
(337) 235-8881
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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Steven Carl Hallberg
(515) 239-4760
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Jeffrey J Boyd
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jeffrey Julian Boyd, MD
(515) 235-5000
2929 Ridgetop Rd
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kevin E Crowe
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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