Posted on Oct 15, 2018
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I received a medical no-go for high blood pressure during my sf physical. I was unable to receive a waiver. I was wondering if you guys think I would run in to the same issue with my commissioning physical.
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Hello SFC,
I just wanted to add my two cents in. I am a medic in an AMEDD unit and I am responsible for B/P readings on a daily basis. Essentially what MEDPROS will flag you for is a specific number (right? Imagine that) Anything above 140/90 is considering hypertension and unless you're on medications you will be flagged for this. I can say as a medic I will do everything in my power to be able to get that B/P down below the limits. I've seen a variety of readings, some people just have a normally high blood pressure (typically big and tall males). Also if you "cheat" and put your arm above the B/P reader it can balance out the readings. I hope this helps.
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LTC Charles T Dalbec
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Also Drink a lot of water prior to them taking BP
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I imagine it might be an issue for wing Warrants, but may not be a problem for walking warrants. Check with the clinc that did your previous physical if possible. They would know the discriminators
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I can testify that it's not an issue for walking warrants.
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Speak to your own physician as I believe if your High BO us controlled with medication you will be able to pass the military physical.
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