Grrrr Blood Pressure

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Patrick R.'s Comment
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So i just needed to vent on this...went to my local pharmacy to get my BP checked since i wanted to call prime today...150/92...ouch...granted i was a lil stressed from it so my pulse was also like 101 which is about 30 high for me...went and got gallons of water and some bananas...i shouldnt have this problem at 27 years old lol...will have to wait to call prime it seems.

George G.'s Comment
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Great call on the water and banana's. I did a physical for CR England and my BP was about 147/90 if I remember right. 4 days later I did one for Roehl and it was about 20 points lower. In those 4 days I drank a lot of water and ate lots of bananas. Good stuff! Good luck!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick R.'s Comment
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Thanks. Google is my friend lol, also got some low dose asprin hear that will help a lil. Ill give it a week if it doesnt go down ill have to see about meds...i need this to happen lol. Had to order a new birth cert appearntly mine was lost in a move...another couple week delay, at this rate i wont get in till march :(

George G.'s Comment
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It's pretty eye opening ain't it? I never really though I would have an issue with high blood pressure but lo and behold it wasn't were I wanted it to be.

Which company are you looking at?

Nancy F.'s Comment
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When you go to take your bp, sit down for at least a minute, take a few deep slow breaths to calm down, then take it. Report back.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Don't ignore High Blood Pressure. It is a silent KILLER, and EASILY controlled with medication. The Meds are inexpensive as well. SEE YOUR DOCTOR NOW!!! Stay away from quick fixes to temporarily lower it just to pass your DOT Physical. Just my $.02

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have a ton of awesome information on blood pressure for the DOT physical, including short and long terms ways of lowering it:

Blood Pressure Requirements For The DOT Physical

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Guidelines & Advice

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Currently im looking at prime george, heard amazing things about them. I looked at roehl but according to the site they want me to get my dot physical first and that can be upwards of 300 i hear.

Tractor i dont have a doctor lol no insurance at the moment. Plan to change that once i can get my foot in the door for truckin.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Also, those machines are notorious for being inaccurate.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick R.'s Comment
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Also, those machines are notorious for being inaccurate.

I had the pharmasist check my bp himself didnt use one of those automatic machines.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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