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White coat Hypertension

Hello doctors, I have regular BP of 150/110 or 170/100 from past 3 weeks. When i usually go for a BP check up, i feel nervous. I just think to much about my high BP. Everything goes into my mind that whether my BP reading will be high or low. Is this due to white coat hypertension? How to over come this? Or is this just a myth? THANK YOU
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Learn relaxing techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and become familiar with your doctor and his clinic. If the doctors persona is making you uncomfortable change your doctor. Monitoring devices are available for self use so take a couple of readings yourself at home without the white coat around .If high readings persist, accept you are hypertensive and start treatment
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