Tips To Reduce White Coat Syndrome
Apart from having high blood pressure permanently,
which means that you are permanently hypertensive, there is some sort of temporary hypertension
that also exists. Even if you don’t have problem of high blood pressure, stress can make it to
surge, usually when the “doctor in white coat” measures it. This is called white coat syndrome.
This sudden rise in the blood pressure can be minimized by taking some measures before the testing
of the blood pressure by reducing the stress level. Some of the ways to do this are:
Follow these Tips To Reduce White Coat
Taking deep breaths before and
after visiting the doctor:
It is a very easy method to get your blood pressure down, no matter what type of
hypertension you have, temporary or permanent, as deep breathing makes you feel relax. To make it
very effective, try to reduce the number of breaths you take, down to just six or seven lesser than
this for 15 minutes a day, or may be twice a day, depending upon how much you can do.
Aromatherapy makes you feel relax under stress, though it is recommended to start the aromatherapy
with lavender but it depends that which one makes you feel relax the most. This can be done only
when you have experience with various scents. It is not something very difficult to use, just wear
it like you do with perfume, or dabbing on the soles of your feet and on the pulse points will also
do the job. Sometimes occasional sniffing of a tissue paper with aroma will be enough to make you
relax and lower down the stress level.
Listening to calming music:
Several studies have shown that music has a strong effect on the person’s mood and calming music is
known to reduce the tension and make the person relaxed. Moreover many tunes are especially
composed to give a soothing effect to the mind, with unconscious phrases in them. But the same
calming music can be lethal if you are driving a car.
Avoid coffee and other stressors:
Drinking coffee, smoking, getting into argument with someone, or doing any work that requires
extreme care, all will increase your stress level and hence you blood pressure. So it is advised to
avoid all of these stressors before visiting the doctor.
Using the bathroom:
The fact is that when the bladder of a person is full, he/she will be stressed and it is very
logical and natural and hence it is compulsory to list that before visiting the doctor, use the