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Kyle P.'s Comment
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I was reading your diary and I saw you had BP issues and saw you passed primes DOT physical still being over the 140/90 requirement did they just give you a 1 year card or how did that work

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.

Turtle's Comment
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I was reading your diary and I saw you had BP issues and saw you passed primes DOT physical still being over the 140/90 requirement did they just give you a 1 year card or how did that work

That was a misprint on my part. My BP was actually something like 134/84 on that last test, under the DOT threshold. I think I corrected myself later on in the diary.

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.

Kyle P.'s Comment
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That's a major drop just from drinking water and relaxing I'm at prime now and stressing I just did my BP in the drivers lounge and it was 142/92

Turtle's Comment
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Yeah it was quite a drop from 160/100, but that's proof that bp can change alot from one moment to the next. All they need is that one good test to pass you.

Drink water

No salt, including anything processed.

No caffeine, tea, or any other type of stimulant.

Get some vigorous exercise. I power-walked and ran through some calisthenics several times that day.

There were other tricks that some people told me to do. But above all, you gotta just breathe and relax. Stress and nervousness will spike it everytime.

Remember that they'll give you several opportunities to retest, just like they did me. Don't be afraid to ask them to take your BP while lying down. That did the trick for me. Good luck!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have some great information here:

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Guidelines & Advice

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Grandma Day's Comment
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If you have a chance before appointment lay on your left side for awhile this hits the vagus nerve and lowers BP.

Also, again if you have a chance take a hot shower this vasodiolates your vessels lowering BP.

This is not a replacement for proper medical treatment or healthy life style.

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