Blood pressure

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Dazza23, May 11, 2011.

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  1. Hi guys went to my docs today and she took my blood pressure and it was 148/88 im going raleigh on the 17th july im going in as a submariner am i going to have a problem passing the medical ?
     
  2. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    When was the last time you mustered a stiffy?
     
  3. So your doc is worth rodding then..?
     
  4. It seems a bit high to me but it depends on whether you have a medical condition, if you are overweight/obese and your age. However it is no use worrying about it now and I would suggest you consult your doctor again and see what they suggest.
    Also when we visit a GP our BP can rise because we worry about the outcome of the consultation. If you are overweight you could try attending a gym/outdoor running and also cutting out the stodge and excessive alcohol.
     
  5. Depends on your age, fitness and when you had your last cigarette. Regardless, I'm not interested in a one-off reading. If there were 3 readings taken on 3 different days which were all high then I'd be marginally interested.

    Worry not about a single high reading. See what the trend is doing.
     

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