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Nondiver

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high blood pressure?
« on: 25 May 10, 12:06 »
i'm planning to learn diving with an aunt, she's in her 50s and generally loves watersports. She has mildly high blood pressure. Any special advice or does it not matter?

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Re: high blood pressure?
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 10, 12:38 »
If shes on medication.... like me.... shouldn't be too big a problem. But never the less.... start really really slow and inform the DM/DC about her condition.

Btw... I've seen many a divers in their 50s... I even have a dive buddy in his early 60s.

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Re: high blood pressure?
« Reply #2 on: 25 May 10, 15:04 »
yes she's on meds. will see if we can plan an easy first dive, for myself as well, hehe! thanks for the quick reply -)