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Sometimes the recommendations seem a bit excessive, huh?
originally posted by: Aliensun
originally posted by: Arnie123
Yeah, I got HBP, well Hypertensive.
Cut the salt, change your diet to add more greens and drink more water.
...And take your statins like I do. Otherwise,get browbeat by your doctors for not taking what is recommended.
The Association now generally recommends that patients with Stage 1 hypertension only be prescribed medication in the event of a heart attack or stroke, and they’re also recommending that pharmaceutical companies combine multiple blood pressure drugs.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Arnie123
Truck drivers have to have a physical every two years. Between the stress of our deliveries, the pressure put on us by the companies and brokers, and the food options on the road, exercise and healthy eating are a hell of a lot harder than for the average person. And having high blood pressure can and will disqualify you. This just hammered a lot of drivers. Both my other half and I just immediately jumped into stage one, even though we're both healthy otherwise. That means we can only get a one year certificate now.