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    Good Morning,

    I'm 23 yrs old and a veteran. I watch very closely of my food and drink intake. I work out about 4-5 days a week and i do a lot of Cardio and strength training. My parents both suffer from Hypertension. No matter what i do i'm still pre-hypertension. My systolic blood pressure is usually 130's/80 and at most 140/80. I would like to know what is the limitation on how high your blood pressure can be when you take the cpat? Especially the FDNY cpat because that is what im training for. Is there anything else i can do? I thought about seeing a nutricionist or a doctor to get some more insight. Also can you be on blood pressure meds and still be hired?

    Thank you for your suggestions

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    I was in your same boat. I'm a veteran and work out a lot. I had blood pressure in the 130-140/70-80 range and got hired in Massachusetts. The cut-off blood pressure in Massachusetts for civil service departments is 160/100. Don't know about FDNY, but there's got to be a standard that you should be able to find online

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    I also have a BP usually in the 130s and occasionally up to 140 and was just hired. I was pretty concerned going into my Medical exam but I cut out caffeine in the weeks leading up to the exam and my bp was 124/80. I actually found out later that our state won't disqualify you until your BP in consistently 160 systolic. My advice would be to disclose your family hx of hypertension on the paperwork, cut out caffeine and sodium prior to your exam and try to relax!

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. Infro has been very helpful

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