White Coat Hypertension

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Some people experiencing elevated blood pressure in front of doctors or nurses (white coats) otherwise the blood pressure is normal is considering as white coat hypertension/syndrome.

What is white coat hypertension/syndrome?

It alternatively called as white coat syndrome, in which patients show a rise in blood pressure in front of the white-coat (doctors, nurses or clinical atmosphere), otherwise the blood pressure stays normal.

White coat Hypertension

White coat hypertension causes

The causes of white coat hypertension are due to change in your mental state during blood pressure measurement and by its setting or atmosphere.

  • Stress,
  • Nervousness
  • Anxious

These causes are mostly due to the clinical environment. Many knowing have and feel their nervousness or anxiousness. Nevertheless, few others unknowingly have and not feeling this, still they have been anxious.

White coat hypertension Symptoms

Some of the common white coat syndrome symptoms are:

  • Palpitation (Heart beat harder or faster)
  • Unusual sweating
  • Trembling or Shaking
  • Shortness of breath (Swallow breathing)
  • Cold limbs

If any of the above-said symptoms exist in the clinical environment, then suspects white coat hypertension.

White coat syndrome diagnosis

If you feel anxious, stressful, or nervous during blood pressure measurement, inform this to your doctor. Your doctor would check for white coat hypertension symptoms.

If your doctor suspects white coat hypertension, then you may ask to check your blood pressure at home or to wear a device called an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. Usually warn this device for 24 hours and can take blood pressure every 30 minutes.

White coat syndrome treatment

Generally, people with white coat hypertension do not need any treatment. Still they are more prone to hypertension later in their lives, so they need to follow high blood pressure lifestyle guidelines to prevent or avoid hypertension.

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