High Blood Pressure and DOT Physical Exam

When blood pressure stays high for a long time, it effects your body. It can cause damage to your heart, brain, kidneys and eyes.  You need all these functions to operate a truck properly. Worse yet, these effects can lead to death, whether on the road or at home.  That is why the FMCSA has put so much emphasis over the years on your blood pressure.  If left untreated, it can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

You can be a certified CDL driver even though you’ve been diagnosed.  As long as you take your medication as prescribed and it’s under control, you can be a certified CDL driver.  At Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center, P.C., our Charlotte chiropractor is certified with FMCSA to conduct DOT physicals.