Featured Phobia: White Coat Syndrome

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White Coat Syndrome

The nurse tightens the blood pressure cuff around your arm and slaps the velcro into place. She pumps air into the cuff and it squeezes around your arm, slowly suffocating it. You silently question why they haven’t invented a better contraption to measure blood pressure. Soon the discomfort passes—until the nurse tells you the reading. Your blood pressure is reading at 140/90, clinically considered high systolic blood pressure. If your blood pressure registers high at doctors appointments—but in any other setting it is normal—you may be suffering from white coat syndrome. Read our article to explore what effects your blood pressure, as well as effective strategies to treat it.

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