#1138: MM- White Coat Syndrome
Release Date: 06/27/2019
Do you notice your blood pressure readings are only high when you go to the doctor? This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute. That blood pressure spike is often called “white coat syndrome”. It’s a common belief that the blood pressure spikes are from the stress of being at the doctors office. While true, it can also be considered as a precursor to developing hypertension. New research out of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia found that people suffering from “white coat syndrome” were 36% more likely to develop heart disease. Based on this research, scientists are suggesting that patients closely monitor and check their blood pressure outside of doctor’s office. Don’t have an electronic blood pressure cuff at home? Most pharmacies have a free reading station. This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit EMTexas.com that’s EMTexas.com.
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