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Gladhand's Comment
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Got a 3 month physical card due to high blood pressure. It was 157 over 90. They got me on medication now, but I have a worry.

I'll have to call my dm tomorrow and see if they will still let me run on a 3 month card or if I will have to straighten it out before. Hoping it wont set me back at all. Being younger has me perplexed by this high blood pressure, but I do have a family history of hypertension. Man this has me worried and stressed..

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old School's Comment
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They'll let you run. Just make sure and get in for your next physical on time to get your medical renewed. You can purchase a blood pressure testing machine at Wal-Mart and monitor yourself that way. They are about 40 bucks.

Relax, quit stressing - that only increases your blood pressure. Cut back on the Fried Chicken! smile.gif

Gladhand's Comment
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I kind of thought so. I get my physical done by my doctor so they are going to check on me next month as well that way we can get it taken care of.

Cut back on the Fried Chicken

Actually did haha, Pianoman told me the same thing. Really have to stop being so careless when it comes to my diet.

G-Town's Comment
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Reduce your sodium (salt) intake and begin to understand the foods that contain above average levels of it like cheese, anything packaged/processed, hot dogs, sausage, canned soups, canned beans and pickles.

Energy drinks will also elevate your BP. Be careful young Jedi...!

Robert J.'s Comment
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Got a 3 month physical card due to high blood pressure. It was 157 over 90. They got me on medication now, but I have a worry.

I'll have to call my dm tomorrow and see if they will still let me run on a 3 month card or if I will have to straighten it out before. Hoping it wont set me back at all. Being younger has me perplexed by this high blood pressure, but I do have a family history of hypertension. Man this has me worried and stressed..

Do you also test your BP on your own? Mine shoots up to 150-160 in the doctor's office, but stays in the 130s at home.

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here's some advice for ya:

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Guidelines & Advice

Hypertension:

Abnormally high blood pressure.

Pianoman's Comment
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Cut back on the Fried Chicken!

Heck no! Fried chicken is life!!!

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Gladhand's Comment
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Got it down and got my dot card. Feel relieved and actually feel way better after taking better care of myself. That popeyes and mcdonalds catches up

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.

Splitter's Comment
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Got it down and got my dot card. Feel relieved and actually feel way better after taking better care of myself. That popeyes and mcdonalds catches up

I bet you didn't see the documentary "Supersize Me"? I only see McD's 3-4 times a YEAR!

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.

Splitter's Comment
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BTW, congrats on getting a clean bill of health. I'm in the opposite realm. If I don't take a healthy walk before my BP test, I come up with low blood pressure. I couldn't give blood at a church drive cause of that.

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