By: Joe Graedon April 17, 2017 14 Comments
    Will White Coat Hypertension Make You a Pill Zom…

    Physicians and nurses like to think of themselves as helpful healers. They have a hard time imagining that their mere presence can provoke anxiety. Data demonstrate, however, that some people react to…

    By: Terry Graedon January 23, 2017 6 Comments
    Can You Sidestep White Coat Hypertension with De…

    Good control of blood pressure is one of the pillars of good health. When blood pressure starts to rise, so do the risks of stroke, kidney damage and heart disease. But before starting on medication t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 12, 2016 7 Comments
    Does Getting to the Doctor Raise Your Blood Pres…

    White coat hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure is elevated at the doctor's office or clinic but not at home, is a fairly common condition. Sometimes it can result in people taking medica…

    By: Terry Graedon November 17, 2016 7 Comments
    Is Your Blood Pressure High in the Doctor’…

    Lots of people have white coat hypertension. Their blood pressure soars when it is measured in the doctor's office, though it is usually much lower if they measure it themselves at home. How much of a…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2011 23 Comments
    Home Blood Pressure Readings Help

    Q. I read in your newsletter that a study confirms that blood pressure readings at home are more reliable than those in the doctor's office. I've been through this and can tell you why. Once diagnosed…

    By: Joe Graedon April 14, 2011 25 Comments
    What To Do About White Coat Hypertension

    Q. My husband has become very worried about his blood pressure. He is 47 and a little overweight, but he gets plenty of exercise and has always been healthy up to now. The doctor started him on enalap…