How to Avoid White Coat Syndrome
When you visit a doctors clinic, your blood pressure is increased, this is
called as White coat syndrome. It is not necessary that blood pressure
gets high due to checking by a doctor or a nurse, it can be raised by assuming hospital environment
in your mind, even if you read this article your blood pressure can be increased if you are having
white coat syndrome. But if you follow some steps, you may be able to avoid white
How One Can Avoid White Coat Syndrome
1-If you are a true patient of high blood pressure, then only thing to avoid it
is by taking blood pressure meds, dont assume that you have WCS and you dont need any medicine.
2-From the evening before you go to the doctor, try to avoid drinking water, so
there will be less chances for BP to raise.
3-When you are going to your doctor you may listen your car music. Smile. Enjoy
life. Drive slowly. Try to relax on the way to the doctor. Do not think that your blood pressure
will rise when you will reach doctor. Your thinking can effect blood pressure alot so try to be
4-Avoid Excessive physical exertion while entering clinic, and walk slowly.
5-Try to be relaxed at doctors clinic waiting room. Meditate. Smile at the
world. Close your eyes. If you have somebody with you, fall asleep while you wait.
6-If you get normal blood pressure reading, your job is done, congratulate
yourself and avoid high blood pressure speech. You’ve conquered White Coat Syndrome on this
7-If you have this problem, better you Tell your doctor before he takes your BP.
This is the most important step.
Doctors job will be to determine two conditions, either your blood pressure
remains normal during the rest of the day where he will not give you meds or your blood pressure
gets high during other stressfull conditions where he will prescribe you drugs. However, In most
cases, the doctor will still give you hypertensive medicine anyway because if you’re stressed from
doctor’s clinic visits, you’re most probably suffering hypertension during the other stressful
parts of your life. If your doctor advice you meds anyway, dont worry. He’s doing you a favor in
treating white coat hypertension