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What is called White coat hypertension ...?

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Asked by jafar, 25 Feb '13 07:04 pm
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White coat hypertension, more commonly known as white coat syndrome, is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting but not in other settings.
Answered by snow white, 25 Feb '13 07:17 pm

 
  
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Some people experience high blood pressure only when they visit the doctor's office. This condition is called "white-coat hypertension." If your doctor suspects this, you may be asked to monitor your blood pressure at home or asked to wear a device called an ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This device is usually worn for 24 hours and can take blood pressure every 30 minutes
Answered by iqbal seth, 26 Feb '13 01:59 am

 
  
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When blood pressure is high in the doctor's office but normal at other times
Answered by Annes, 25 Feb '13 11:46 pm

 
  
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White coat hypertension means having a high reading only when your blood pressure is measured away from your normal home environment, usually in a doctors clinic or surgical hospital.
Answered by Quest, 25 Feb '13 07:45 pm

 
  
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White coat hypertension means having a high reading only when your blood pressure is measured away from your normal home environment, usually in a doctors clinic or surgical hospital.

White coat hypertension is caused by anxiety, when your body stimulates your flight or fight response. Many people who have white coat hypertension knowthat they feel nervous or anxious, but many others may think that they are relaxed when, in fact, they are not. It can affect anyone, young or old, male or female and some people find that anxiety can raise their blood pressure by as much as 30mmHg on the systolic blood pressure. Being relaxed, in a quiet environment and being given reassurance can help to reduce this anxiety.
Answered by anantharaman, 25 Feb '13 07:15 pm

 
  
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It is also called masked hypertension.. The patient exhibits elevated hypertension in a particular setting and not in others
Answered by tanuja, 25 Feb '13 07:12 pm

 
  
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"White-coat hypertension" is a condition in which people experience high blood pressure only when they visit the doctor's office. People who experience it have an elevated systolic blood pressure between 140 and 180 mmHg while at the doctor's office and a "normal" blood pressure in other situations. Most healthcare providers agree that no treatment is required.
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 25 Feb '13 07:12 pm

 
  
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