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chance
09-19-2009, 23:32
Hello Gents,
I have a question and after many hours of searching I've come to you for help.
I'm in 20th SFG in Louisville and today I took my Airborne physical and was disqualified for having high BP the readings were as followed 139/100, 138/99, 135/88 with a EKG heart rate of 59 BPM. Now here is my question is the physical a one time deal or can I take it again and if so how many time's? the reason I ask is because I've never had high blood pressure, heck It was only three weeks ago that I took a physical for the police department and my BP was 124/80. Also can it be waivered if I can't take it again?

JJ_BPK
09-20-2009, 04:22
Hello Gents,
I have a question ?

Start here: AR 40501, Standards of Medical Fitness (c attached)

Good Luck..

chance
09-20-2009, 11:32
Thanks JJ_BPK,
I found the part about being waived by the school only I guess I just missed it, it was a really long day for me yesterday. But I still don't see anything about taking the physical again. What is the best course of action for me to get this taken care of? also I am 2 miles outside of Fort Campbell if I need to get a new physical.

chance
09-20-2009, 12:56
Do I need any special orders to get a 5 day BP check done on Fort Campbell? Also if my BP is good for five days do I just send that up with my physical from saturday?

chance
09-25-2009, 12:08
Ok after lot's of searching, and asking around I found out that I can take it again. Now here's my question other then the obvious thing like cutting out salt, lowering the use of suger and caffine what other things can I do? I've also kicked the PT up a notch by running 5 days a week instead of 3 and rucking 3 days a week instead of 2.

Costa
09-25-2009, 12:17
Ok after lot's of searching, and asking around I found out that I can take it again. Now here's my question other then the obvious thing like cutting out salt, lowering the use of suger and caffine what other things can I do? I've also kicked the PT up a notch by running 5 days a week instead of 3 and rucking 3 days a week instead of 2.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/treat/treat.htm

Fish oil, Garlic, Folic acid, Hawthorn, and maybe CoQ10

....and eat your Quaker oats....:lifter

Red Flag 1
09-25-2009, 14:25
if it worth saying, it will be quoted.

chance
09-25-2009, 16:07
See! thats just it like I said earlier, I had a physical for the PD and it was only 124/80 and 3 weeks later it's threw the roof somthing isn't right. And one of the guys from 20th that works in a ER as a civilian checked my BP and he got 128/88 and I was standing up and talking to the other guys. Also this was a National Guard unit that did ower physicals and they even told us that they only do physicals once or twice a year.:confused:

dexter84
09-27-2009, 13:35
Start here: AR 40501, Standards of Medical Fitness (c attached)

Good Luck..

Quick question: is this the most up to date version of the AR40-501?
I might need to take this to one of the meps doctors who is trying to call me legally blind and disqualify me for airborne.

Thanks in advance.

f50lrrp
09-27-2009, 16:47
In 1972, when I took my physical for the Monterey P.D., I was DQed for having too high BP. I went on a 1000 calorie per day diet for three weeks and then paid to have my phyical done again.

The results were better than I could believe. I scored 120/75 the second time around. The Doctor explained that some people have "Performance Anxiety" and score outside the acceptable limits. Perhaps this happened to you, too,

JJ_BPK
09-27-2009, 17:00
Quick question: is this the most up to date version of the AR40-501?

Thanks in advance.

I am not on AD, I suspect it is, but we need someone to verify the release level..

This rapid action revision, dated 10 September 2008--

dexter84
09-27-2009, 17:33
I didn't read the entire revised version, but nothing in the airborne qualifications was changed. So the 2008 rar is the most recent one I can find. I assume this is what they are currently using. Correct me if I'm wrong.