blood pressure and the DOT physical

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by daddybear, May 30, 2008.

  1. markgel43

    markgel43 Light Load Member

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    My doc just put me on benicar an ACE2 inhibitor....for my 2 physicals pressure was way high...but after sitting 15 mins quietly it was 140/90
    ...Now w/new meds 120/78:biggrin_255:
     
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  3. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

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    My blood pressure is always high when I go to the docs anyway.

    Iam usually scared to death as I had a really bad experience with a doc one time and never got over it.

    SO, I have to find whatever I can to relax me before even attempting to get in the car and go.............sigh
     
  4. Hitman

    Hitman Mr. Gamer

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    I've never tried them, but I also heard that hawthorne berry vitamins lower bp. Mine was 120/80 last week at the doc's.
     
  5. daddybear

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    well took my physical today and bp was 147/98 not good enough but they are giving me a second chance in the morning. guess thats good but does nothing for my nerves.:biggrin_2552:
     
  6. daddybear

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    passed my bp test today, 135/90
     
  7. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    glad to hear you passed the physical. now try to keep it down. its better for you in the long run....:biggrin_25514:
     
  8. NCstroker

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    I had moderately high blood pressure for a while and was even prescribed Toprol for it. I however made a request of my doctor to allow me to come off the Toprol and I have been keeping track of my BP at home. So far so good. As long as your bp is just moderately high, here are some suggestions for lowering it prior to going in for the physical.

    I would suggest for a few day prior to the physical you do as much of this as possible. Now granted, Im no doctor. But this is what I have learned from research I have done for myself.

    Sleep... Atleast 8 hours per night.

    Avoid Tea, Coffe, Soda, and any other refined beverages.

    Avoid proteins, especialy meat and eggs.

    Avoid salt, especialy table salt.

    Foods that are good for blood pressure are lemon, grapefruit, and watermelon. They are high in Vitamin P which is supposed to be good for blood presure. Rice and boiled potatos are good too. Fruits and vegtables high in potassium are also good.
     
  9. crookiz

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    Sorry to thread jack but its on topic and I didn't want to create a new one.

    I just received a 3 month card for high blood pressure. I'm confident I can get it under control without meds but will I have a hard time getting hired with a 3 month cert.?
     
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  10. NCstroker

    NCstroker Bobtail Member

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    Just curious, how high was it? Mine was slightly elevated and corrected with Toprol and I received a year. Saw my doctor in April and have gone off the Toprol hoping that more exercise and better diet will have done the trick by the time I go back in a few weeks.
     
  11. crookiz

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    It was right at 150/100 I was really nervous about the whole thing which I'm sure contributed to it but I also need to eat better and lose a little weight. I don't know how companies will view this when trying to find work.
     
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