Blood Pressure Reducer Rochester MN

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.

Michael J Osborn
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Chaim LeKer Locker
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Virendh Kristen Somers, MD
(319) 354-8631
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Natal, Fac Of Med, Congella, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1981

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Erik Leo Ritman, MD
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Melbourne, Fac Of Med, Parkville, Vic, Australia
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: St Marys Hospital Of Rochester, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Medical Ctr

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Maurice Enriquez Sarano
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mansour Y Dib
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Shamane Kimara March
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Panitha Chareonthaitawee, MD
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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Sandeep Sagar
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Patricia Ann Pellikka, MD
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital Of Rochester, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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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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