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Want To Be A Pilot? What You Should Know About These Chronic Health Concerns

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want To Be A Pilot? What You Should Know About These Chronic Health Concerns

If you’ve considered getting a pilot’s license, one of the first things you need to consider is your medical history. The Federal Aviation Administration has identified specific standards that must be met if you have certain medical conditions. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you’ll have to meet some eligibility requirements before you can obtain your pilot’s license. Here’s a look at what you need to know about flying with each of these conditions. High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a serious health concern. Left untreated, it can cause damage to both your arteries and your internal organs. If your most recent medical exam shows high blood pressure readings, but you’ve had no history of the condition, you’ll have to start with some frequent monitoring. Test your blood pressure when you get up and before bed...

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