DodMerb blood pressure questions

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  1. Walledbeth

    Walledbeth Member

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    My DS went in for his exam today and his blood pressure was 144/70. Is this elevated by DodMerb standards? We asked the physician to take it again as I believe my DS was a little nervous. The physician said "normal is normal" and did not take his blood pressure a 2nd time. Will this blood pressure DQ my son? I should add that my son has been offered a 3 year AD AROTC scholarship and he will be starting college in the fall.
     
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    Called DodMerb today regarding the blood pressure question and they were very helpful. Want everyone to know an important piece of information that we were not aware of. The gentleman at DodMerb says that if the blood pressure is greater than 140/70 the clinic is supposed to automatically retake it. Even though I asked, the doctor said no because my son was in the normal range. Normal may not be normal for Dodmerb. Hindsight is 20/20 and I wish that I had known they were supposed to retake it and I wish that I had been a lot more assertive. Now we will have to go through a remedial for that for sure.
     

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