I’m bummed. I failed the DOT Physical so I have to wait until my BP is better controlled. Went on Lisinopril last week but too soon for it to take effect. I’m going to do low carb and get healthier. I know it’s not the end of the world just a speed bump. Thankfully I can do side work for money until I can try this again.
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- Jan 17, 2016
Concorde Road Train Member
- Jun 29, 2016
If you want some dietary advice from a 60yo with 115/80 BP I’m here for you.
Dr told me to keep doing what I’m doing..so…I eat once a day anything and as much as I want. I chain smoke and drink a couple gallons of coffee a day. I only drink water when I’m thirsty.
Perfect health and a “swimmer’s body”
For all you fatties, the whole 3 meals a day rhetoric is a government sponsored crock of poop.bryan21384, Oakland Raiders Forever, 28 and 4 others Thank this.
Be careful with Lisinopril, you most likely develop a dry hacking cough. I did, switched to Losotarine(sp) and the cough went away. Nearly every Doctor starts patients on Linsinopril( must something they teach on med school on how punish your patients, while having their hand on your wallet).nredfor88, Eric4Yeshua1337 and kemosabi49 Thank this.
tscottme Road Train Member
- Jul 25, 2008
BTW, in the doctor's office they are supposed to give you AT LEAST 5 minutes of undisturbed peace and no talking to get an accurate BP measurement. At most offices they will be have you answering questions, signing forms, moving from here to there, etc and then immediately measure your BP. You can and should insist on AT LEAST 5 minutes of resting and relaxing before the BP measurement.
There are some isometric exercises on YouTube that will produce an immediate and temporary BP drop if you BP is somewhere near the 140/90 borderline. There are also breathing exercises you can do just before the BP measurement. Also, White Coat Syndrome is a recognized thing in medicine, meaning just having your BP measured by a doctor or nurse (white coat) causes anxiety and elevated BP, if your BP is borderline sometimes they will deduct a couple points or give you more time to rest before recording your BP.
If you are on BP medication you will automatically get a 1 year medical card. Few, if any, companies won't hire you for having a 1 year card. It would be best to get a 2 year medical card, but it is OK to have a 1 year card and have your BP under control by medication. A 1 year card is almost not a negative at all, it's just an inconvenience.
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- Feb 15, 2014
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Judge Road Train Member
- Mar 19, 2014
Start eating bananas.They got a lot of potassium.
Potassium reduces the effect of sodium on the body. Hence, eating bananas lower blood pressure due to their high potassium content. You can try eating 2 bananas per day for one week which may reduce your blood pressure by around 10%.
i don’t like them, but about a month before you do your physical start eating one in morning and one at evening.
Mine yesterday was 118/79 at physical.Oakland Raiders Forever, nredfor88, InTooDeep and 3 others Thank this.
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