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Qatar and High Blood Pressure

Old 25th Aug 2012, 17:34
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Qatar and High Blood Pressure

Getting to that time of life when the blood pressure is creeping up... Come medical time, half an asprin has always kept me inside the desired parameters but it's really something I don't feel I can ignore...

I'm off to Qatar sometime soon.. Can someone enlighten me on the local medical attitude towards medically controlled blood pressure? Is it possible to just not tell them and keep my supply of medication from my home GP?


thanks in advance
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 18:15
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just as a guess..hiding something sounds a little bit silly..no a big bit silly..
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 18:25
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Yes

I appreciate the comment.. yes it's silly to keep it hidden.. that's why I'm getting it sorted.. but I'm trying to limit the damage.. and would be grateful to hear from anybody who's faced a similar dilemma
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 18:29
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If they discover it after you've hidden it and not declared it on your medical application, you could possibly wind up in jail for falsifying govt documents....
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 03:49
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I may be wrong but would imagine they accept most approved medications?
If so I see no reason to chance trying to cover up something that has such serious implications.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 06:46
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Thumbs up

worked there for 4 years....atacand 16 everymorning...no problem
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 08:00
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Thanks.. That was the answer I needed/wanted
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 08:23
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Are you able to do light exercise a few times per week and cut the majority of fat out of your diet..?

A far better option if possible.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 10:07
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Diet/Exercise?

Thanks guys.. I do the gym a couple of times a week.. reasonably fit.. never smoked.. but approaching 50.. and I think the BP thing just comes to some of us..

The original question was really to find out the ME attitude on these things as I know its quite common in Europe to spend the rest of your life on come sort of BP controlling medication..
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 12:21
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Download the movie from Itunes, or buy the book. The solution to high BP is in the diet, rather than pharma.

No need for BP meds, they have too many side effects anyway.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 14:16
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just take the pill man...its good to hear from our friends about smoking
and exercise...they are correct... my dads a doctor...just take the pill..

if you have inherient related problems ok but BP just take the pill and
exercise and diet....as the guys said.....

but just take the pill... no problem to flying
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 14:18
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just take the pill
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 08:57
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Don't ya just love PPRuNe. Here we go, sliding off again ! Guy asked a simple question & we are all, now, telling him how to manage his problem while he is already doing that. He was searching for ATTITUDES in the ME, specifically Qatar, regarding the management of this particular condition. I think we managed one reply on track.

Off thread, be careful. Asprin has side effects and can cause stomach bleeding if taken regularly. Dad being a Dr is no reason to put faith in the Quacks. In the ME, friend of mine passed all his A1 medicals & after passing the Age of 60 was required to take "enhanced" medicals by his company. Quacks passed him (Stress ECG, blood tests etc etc). He went on vacation and wound up in ICU with double kidney failure. He died . Thanks Docs !

Mate, tell them you have a tendency to high BP and what you are doing about it. Most Regulatory Authorities & AME's will want to see that you are managing the condition. As Ironbutts exhorts. Concealing this sort of thing can lead to nasty legal consequences. If Qatar get all hissy, they will be demonstrating a good reason for you not going there in the first place.
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