People suffering from high blood pressure are subject to conscription restrictions. In the case of hypertension of the first stage, conscripts are recognized as fit or partially fit for service. People with hypertension of the second and third degree are not subject to conscription.
What is hypertension
Hypertension, or essential hypertension, is a chronic disease accompanied by a prolonged increase in blood pressure. According to WHO rules, blood pressure is considered normal for an average person to be 140-160 / 90-95 mm. rt. Art. If the pressure exceeds these figures, the doctor diagnoses hypertension (HD).
The causes of hypertension can be improper functioning of the brain, poor vascular condition, etc. Hypertensive patients often experience headaches, tinnitus, nausea, and shortness of breath.
Hypertensive and conscription
In accordance with the normative acts of the Regulation on military medical examination, people with essential hypertension can be exempt from conscription for military service or receive a deferral for treatment.
Whether or not a person with hypertension is called up for service depends on the stage of the disease. Hypertension is usually divided into three stages, depending on the blood pressure indicators.
First stage GB
In the case of hypertension of the first stage, characterized by borderline blood pressure, a person is fit for military service with minor restrictions (category "B"). This means that a conscript can serve, but he will not be hired to serve in some types and branches of troops (special forces, airborne troops, marines, navy, missile troops, etc.).
Hypertension of the first stage with borderline blood pressure is characterized by a pressure of 140-149 / 90-94 mm. rt. Art.
With hypertension of the first stage with increased blood pressure (150-159 / 95-99 mm Hg), a person is considered to be limited fit for military service (category "B"). This means that he does not fall under the draft in peacetime.
Second stage GB
People suffering from hypertension of the second stage are assigned category "D" - not suitable for military service. Hypertension in this stage is characterized by a systolic pressure above 160 mm. rt. Art. and diastolic pressure above 100 mm. rt. Art. People with stage II hypertension are forced to constantly take medications to bring their blood pressure back to normal.
Third stage GB
In the case of hypertension of the third stage, people are recognized as unfit for service. Hypertensive disease of the third stage is characterized by blood pressure above 180/110 mm. rt. Art. This stage of hypertension is accompanied by severe vascular disorders, disorders in the functioning of the kidneys and heart.