I am wondering what the standards are for the Army for things such as High Blood Pressure, ruled heriditary and able to be controlled with Diet and excercise, after a person was put on a medication, nothing serious, just simple things such as water pills and small doses of controllers?
I have a friend who was in processing for the Air Force, went to MEPS was TDQ'd due to high blood pressure and then was put on that sort of medicine. He has been off of it for around 2 weeks or so and just recently spoke to an AF recruiter who told him that no matter what they would like him to be off of the medication for a year and then he could have the ability to waiver. Does the military check for things such as medical history of the sort and/or does the Army have a different standard in that field. I know plenty of Army, Air Force, and Marine recruits who are now on a high blood pressure medicine of the sort while in the military.
Could it at all be possible to fill out the 3 day check that the DOD has sent him in paperwork and then work with the army from then on? http://army.com/info/usa/physical#vascular would it count as the Hypertensive Vascular Disease if not ruled caused by anything besides Heriditary and can be controlled?