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White coat hypertension

White coat hypertension: Introduction

White coat hypertension: White coat hypertension is a term used to describe a condition where patients have increased blood pressure readings when measured in a clinical setting such as a doctor's office. Blood pressure readings taken in the home environment while the patient is relaxed are normal. The underlying cause is believed to be tension and anxiety associated with visiting health professionals such as general practitioners. A significant number of patients with this condition eventually develop true hypertension. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of White coat hypertension is available below.

Symptoms of White coat hypertension

Treatments for White coat hypertension

  • No treatment is required - it is best to avoid taking unnecessary blood pressure-reducing medications as it may result in low blood pressure.
  • Home monitoring - may help establish diagnosis
  • Lifestyle changes are useful to implement as many patients will go on to develop hypertension
    • Lose weight - if overweight
    • Low-salt/low-sodium diet
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for White coat hypertension

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White coat hypertension: Complications

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Causes of White coat hypertension

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White coat hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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