Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by inandoutoftrouble, Nov 14, 2017.

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  2. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Wichita KS
    These "new" or "upgraded" blood pressure "standards" could SERIOUSLY effect the employment of various occupation groups as corrections, law enforcement, military, and the driving of vehicles requiring a CDL, (trucks, buses, and heavy construction equipment).

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
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  3. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Medications these days have so many side effects that exercise should be the choir of keeping blood pressure down.
  4. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    I saw that. It's disturbing, because being the eternal pessimist, I see a different approach. The healthcare system is all about money. If they lower the guidelines, it's more money for the already billionaire drug companies, and all down the chain, right to more money for the clinics and doctors doing the testing. Legally, I can't drive a truck anymore, not that I'd want to, but my BP is borderline by the old standards, and would require MORE BP medications, I'm already on 3. This healthcare business is going to be ruin of society, if it isn't already, you'll see.
  5. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

    May 7, 2012
    Thunder Bay On
    Another ailment inflicted by life style.
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  6. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Houston, Tx
    Popping blood pressure pills, while hooked up to the CPAP machine, lol.
  7. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    When they change the standards (move the goal posts), ones lifestyle has little to do with it.
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    BIF MALIBU Heavy Load Member

    May 21, 2010
    lake cushman wa
    ive had great results with exercise and the low carb diet
    jog 2 miles at the airport or less on the treadmill at the gym
    new 2 year medical form at age 60
    when i got a local job i was 230 pounds
    wonder if my new form is right at 163 pounds
    im gonna eat everything and get back with the program
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017
    Reason for edit: content
  9. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    It's really amazing before i'd left Aussie land to come and try driving big rigs over yonder i had pretty much the perfect blood pressure reading 120/80 after spending around 12 months over there eating all you can eat buffets and drinking lots of soda my blood pressure had gone up to over 130/ 85 still ok i guess but it was a concern i put it down to all the sugar i was eating and drinking. Plus i'd gained about 14 kg thats about 30lb imperial.
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Those are not worth a ####, I was issued a bottle of bp pills after testing out at 220 over 130 a few months back. It took 4 days to return to 135 over 78 or so and if you stopped it back up it goes.

    Im back to normal range for my situation thankfully without BP meds.

    I have fought BP before when I was young trying to get hired. I would not be hired because of a simple 135 over 90 something. Silly. I finally got it down to 78 by failing to eat breakfast and leave off the smoke and coffee that day of interview and medical DOT exam. And I was only 21. Not lived long enough to develop much of anything....

    For my part, Im very careful how and when or IF I access medical care. I have not gone to the ER for years enduring migraines that usually got a demerol shot back then. I go outside and sit in the cold a hour, poof no more ache.

    Here is another tip. Trucker Candy, Moltrin 900 mg every 4 hours. Aint nothing outside of fever that cannot be fought with that.
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