> White coat syndrome ! I would suspect that most people going into the DODMERB physical have BP's higher than their normal, relaxed BP.It could be that you're just like me and doctors make you nervous (thus elevating your blood pressure).
. Hopefully, the Doc took the second reading to verify the first reading, and simply reported the second reading. If not, or if there is any question, I would expect that DODMERB would request further evaluation.blood pressure predominantly in the range of 140/90 or greater
I recently had my Dodmerb physical. I had two blood pressure readings. The first was 142/90 and the second was 136/82. Will this create a problem to pass my physical?
Of course I also took a Sudafed the morning of my physical because of a cold. I didn’t want to fail the hearing test because my ears were clogged. This probably raised my blood pressure as well. I did call the clinic and they told me they have to report both blood pressure readings.
From now on, request a manual reading instead of the machine. When my DS had his DoDMerb exam, he requested a manual BP and it was normal. His pediatrician had discovered a couple years earlier that every time he took his BP with a machine it was elevated. There are studies which show that cuff size and other factors can give false readings.I recently had my Dodmerb physical. I had two blood pressure readings. The first was 142/90 and the second was 136/82. Will this create a problem to pass my physical?
Thank you so much for that advice! Where will the 3 day retake happen? Can I use my own doctor or do I have to go back to the dodmerb office, which is a bit far? Thank you all for the information