Blood pressure

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by maybrown, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. maybrown

    maybrown is not a woman

    DOT testing soon any advice to lower blood pressure is appreciated.
  2. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    From the diet side......No Caffeine (pop, coffee, chocolate). Oatmeal for breakfast really helps. Stay away from salt & processed foods; eat more fresh fruit & vegetables.
  3. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    no pop drink only water and exercise
  4. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    valium, xanax, and klonopin seem to work for me:w00t:
  5. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    If you are capable of shedding some weight, that really helps lower it.
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    A different job and a 2 week vacation would work wonders. :w00t:
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Too much salt and caffeine do most people in. Most foods contain enough salt in them naturally. If your hypertension is serious enough, see doctor and get on a maintenance drug. I have been on them for about fifteen years, I'm on Hyzaar now. You will have to have a DOT Physical every year once you hit forty years of age or get diagnosed with high blood pressure.
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Really at 40 you need to get a dot physical every year?
  9. thats why you should work out everyday no matter what postion you have with this company!:thumbup1:
  10. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    A few Vicodin, Norco, even hillbilly heroin (oxycontin) will do. I cannot use the chronic anymore (DOT random drug testing).

    Seriously, my doc told me to eat fiber, and lots of it. Oatmeal, Leafy greens. Romaine lettuce works wonders. (thank goodness my delivery route has many bathrooms-feeder is another story). Lay off fast food, once a week is fine. Salt and cut back on caffeine.
  11. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I think so, although I have been known to be wrong before! I sometimes post crap off the top of my head, but I thought that was accurate without bothering to research it. I heard that somewhere, if its wrong then I expect to be corrected. Maybe its at fifty years of age? I do have a CDL, I don't know if that makes a difference or not.:tongue_sm
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  12. maybrown

    maybrown is not a woman

    Every 2 years for package drivers because they don't have CDL licences.
  13. Anon

    Anon Guest

    Unless your diagnosed with high blood pressure then it's once a year.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    I've sworn off pop since last December. Cut down on fast food, and the number one thing.......if you smoke.....QUIT!
  15. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, thats my situation. High blood pressure is often hereditary too. It may not have anything to do with stess, diet, or lack of exercise. It runs in my family's genes.
  16. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    Try to fast for 24 hours before your dot, I'd schedule the DOT for a monday morning so that you would have the whole weekend to calm down from any stress of the job.
  17. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    don't eat for 24 hours and drink water only. it will lower it by as much as 10-15 points.
  18. In addition to the diet and exercise advice given already, try dietary supplements like garlic pills, grape seed extract, flax seed oil and soya lecithin... they work for me.
  19. DS

    DS Fenderbender just up and quit? please elaborate,did you win a lottery?
    Get a job at fedEX? I hope you keep in contact here at the cafe,
  20. area43

    area43 New Member

    The best way to reduce your blood pressure is exercise. Walking is good, at least 3o minutes or more 3 or 4 times a week. Remember, when you are at your job alot of stress builds up. Walking or exercising, helps the body to unwind. It also helps you mentally and increases your endurance for those long days. Ive been doing this for about 10 years, at times its hard to squeeze the time in, but its nice when I do. I also like running(its in the family), I know that sounds crazy, believe me Im very careful, I lay off it, when any pain pursist. I run basically on the weekends. Just the open road and my thoughts. When Im finished the endorfins kick in and Im totally relaxed. Im a new man, ready to take on another week. take care, area 43