Re: how can i lower my blood pressure to pass a dot physical
In my experience, to bring a BP of 162/90 into an acceptable range, would require hospitalization and intra-veneous medication. It would probably require 4-6 hours, and would require constant medical superrvision.
Following that, you would need at least 12 hours to stabilize, and would probably be released into the care of a cardioligist or internal medicine man/woman. it would certainly cost you/your insurance company several thousand dollars, and would become a permanent part of your medical history.
I'm not being mean, I've already lived it. You gotta make it part of your lifestyle, it's a potentially deadly disease that can be avoided with proper attention. It's something we have learned about, the hard way. There's enough other hard stuff you have to live through, this one is predictable.
If this is in the way of your job, face it head on. Seek the medical solution to get your BP under control, and ask your boss to allow you that time. High BP is quite a common problem, and anyone should understand your desire to overcome it. It is afterall, the silent killer, and many people never notice it until it's devastating effects are obvious.
I have survived malignant hypertension, which has left me with 4 strokes, a heart attack, kidny failure, retinal damage, and more. It really does happen.
I wish you the best,...
Last edited by writeleft; 11-27-2008 at 12:24 AM.