Commercial drivers that receive their license through the Department of Transportation understand that there are many conditions that will call for medical disqualification. Since the Department of Transportation wants to ensure that all of their drivers are safe and healthy, physicals are an important aspect of the license process. Many individuals have questions in regards to the terms of disqualification. Men’s Vitality Center has been offering men’s health physicals in Tucson that meet all Department of Transportation specifications.
One of the most common questions that we receive is in regards to a driver’s weight. Potential drivers want to know if their excess weight will cause disqualification. In fact, the weight of a driver is not an issue, it is the potential medical conditions that can be caused by excessive weight that are the real issue. Heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and diabetic issues are four of the most common side effects of being overweight. High blood pressure that is higher than 120/80 necessitates a license of less than 24 months. Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes is grounds for disqualification or a shortened license. Kidney disease and other side effects from excessive weight will need to be well controlled and signed off by a medical professional before a license will be issued.
To learn more about which medical conditions will disqualify you from receiving your Department of Transportation license, contact Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson. Our physicians are qualified, fully certified and offer men’s health physicals in Tucson that meet all Department of Transportation standards.