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.
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causes, and treatments of White coat hypertension is available below.
Symptoms of White coat hypertension
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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
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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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Misdiagnosis and White coat hypertension
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and rapid heartbeat.
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leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various less...read more »
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with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood...read more »
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of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension,
is...read more »
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are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be...read more »
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White coat hypertension: Rare Types
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