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High Blood Pressure at The Doctor’s Office But Not at Home?

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High Blood Pressure at The Doctor’s Office But Not at Home?

You know the drill: When you go to the doctor, you get your vitals checked.

Medical appointments can make some people feel anxious and uneasy, and the stress can trigger a temporary rise in blood pressure. When you are relaxed and in nonmedical settings, however, your blood pressure shows up as a normal 120/80. So what gives? White-coat hypertension is something that can lead to developing high blood pressure later on in life and is a key indicator for poor heart health when under pressure. Keep reading over at Harvard Health Publishing.