Blood Pressure Reducer Fairview Heights IL

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.

Sudhir K Jain, MD
(314) 894-4900
11124 S Towne Sq
Saint Louis, MO
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Washington University Division of Cardiology
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Cardiology

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Pankaj S Shah
(618) 397-7700
10035 Lincoln Trl
Fairview Heights, IL
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Cardiology

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Syed Abdul-Aziz
(618) 628-8294
317 Salem Pl
Fairview Heights, IL
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Cardiology

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Sultan Akbar Hayat, MD
(618) 233-0833
4550 Memorial Dr
Belleville, IL
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Athens -Limestone Hosp, Athens, Al; Anderson Hosp, Maryville, Il; St Elizabeths Hosp, Belleville, Il; Memorial Hosp, Belleville, Il
Group Practice: Belleville Heart Ctr

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Hatim Ahmad Mahmood, MD
(618) 233-0833
4550 Memorial Dr Ste 220
Belleville, IL
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.HATIM MAHMOOD
(618) 628-8294
317 Salem Pl # 180
Fairview Heights, IL
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Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
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Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Hatim A Mahmood
(618) 628-8294
317 Salem Pl
Fairview Heights, IL
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Pankaj S Shah, MD
(618) 397-7300
10035 Lincoln Trl
Fairview Heights, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ss Med Coll, Ap Singh Univ, Rewa, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Amanullah Khan Pathan
(618) 239-3356
4600 Memorial Drive
Belleveille, IL
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Edward Nester, MD
(618) 233-0833
4550 Memorial Dr Bldg 1
Belleville, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: St Elizabeths Hosp, Belleville, Il; Memorial Hosp, Belleville, Il
Group Practice: Belleville Heart Ctr

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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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