blood pressure and the DOT physical

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

  1. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    I had a patient who had smoked most of his life. I had to go and give nebulizer treatments to him and other meds. One really snowy Christmas day, I went to see him and he had started smoking again. Had stopped a couple of weeks or so. Ask me why I was not raising cain like his doctor.

    Told him, his choice, but it really would not make a difference.

    Never lied to a patient.
     
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  2. outerspacehillbilly

    outerspacehillbilly "Instigator of the Legend"

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    They already have didn't you hear? :biggrin_2559:

    http://www.thetruckersreport.com/tr...h-corner/94321-poll-do-you-smoke-did-you.html
     
  3. wildbill123

    wildbill123 Heavy Load Member

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    It's funny you should mention that. Some " X-purts " go both ways. I read an article that said eating carrots can prevent some types of cancer, but if you eat to many carrots it can cause some types of cancer.
     
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  4. outerspacehillbilly

    outerspacehillbilly "Instigator of the Legend"

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    :biggrin_2559: I guess they covered all the bases on that one didn't they!
     
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  5. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    ROFLMAO! I HAD forgotten that thread!
    "Moderation in ALL things!":biggrin_25525:
     
  6. V8-MACK

    V8-MACK Light Load Member

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    A old timer told me that oatmeal, lowers blood pressure and colesterol. I,m been eating oatmeal before dot physicals, it lowers b/p about 20 or so points. I eat a few packs of instant oatmeal, a couple days before.
     
  7. frankjones

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    If you are still around on the board, and C1 Didnt kill you, lol, I would love to hear about your time there. I went there, got my cdl and , no years later look back at the nighmare. There are better ways than C1 to get a cdl.
     
  8. hculiver

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    If You Donate Blood Then Take Your Dot Physical Immediately After, It Should Your Lower Your BP (TEMPORARILY).... Think Of It As A Pipe That Has Lost Water Pressure. What Do You Guys Think?
     
  9. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    I would strongly doubt it. You are donating VOLUME and you are measured for PRESSURE. I believe your arteries and vessels would compensate for the missing volume. Of course this is JUST my opinion.
     
  10. cello9

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    I took 2 BP pills. I got it down to 138/86.
     
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