What Happens If Your Blood Pressure Is Too High

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GA Trucker's Comment
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Hello truckers,

I will be going to orientation this Tuesday for comcar (mct) there tell me that I will have to do another DOT physical and I know that whenever I get there I'm going to be nervous and my blood pressure will be high what would they do if it's high whenever there given me the physical,

will they send me home for a few weeks to go to the doctor and try to get it under control, or will they just send me home for good and either way will that be on my permanent record that will stop me from going to work for another company.

Please give me as much advice as you all can!!!!!!

thanks, drive safe

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.

Kai's Comment
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When driving a truck you will have high pressure. If you already have high blood pressure when not driving, you blood pressure will rise even more when driving. You become nervous while driving.

Kai's Comment
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Ginger lowers high blood pressure.

Snappy's Comment
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Ginger lowers high blood pressure.

I've heard that garlic pills can lower it too. Your doctor can prescribe bp medication that will work for you as well.

Colleen W.'s Comment
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They may give you a temp. medical card. I have diabetes and the DOT doctor wants a current glucose test and I'm also overweight so I have to get tested for sleep apnea. The DOT doctor issued me a 3 month medical card so I can get these tests done and still get my permit so I can start classes.

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.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

Captain "Cappie" K Miles's Comment
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Ginger lowers high blood pressure.

I don't know about ginger be I read you can drop 10 points from beatroot juice. Now it don't sound tasty but hey..

Ginger hu.. like ginger ale

Old School's Comment
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Captain Miles, are you taking any blood pressure medication?

Old School's Comment
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Sorry i should have been addressing GA Trucker. There's not a permanent record of your blood pressure that will keep you from getting a trucking job. You will have to get it under control though. I have seen some docs who will let you lay down in a dark room and relax a little if your reading is high, and then they will take it again. Usally if it is too high you will be sent home to get it under control. This is not something that is taken lightly in the industry.

Brett always says the trucking industry runs on coffee and blood pressure medicines.

ButtonUp's Comment
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I don't remember the exact number, 140? If it's too high my company will only give you a 90-day medical. When you come back, if it's still high, you are terminated. If you are taking blood pressure medication 1-yr is the longest term they will issue.

Brian 's Comment
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I had to deal with this issue, while in school I got a dot physical and my blood pressure was 180/114 - too high for dot regulations which are that it must be less than 140/90. I went to a Dr and was evaluated, she prescribed medication that cost only $4.00 per month, 1 pill per day, and has lowered my blood pressure to within the allowable limits. This has also helped to get a 1yr medical card, without the meds I was only allowed a 3 month card. Best to get it taken care of before you start the job, medication takes affect within a couple days.....for me within 12 hours. I also bought a $35.00 bp monitor from Walmart to check it myself......now averaging about 125/74

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.

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