Taking your blood pressure
Have a goal
Take control of your blood

High blood pressure and
white coat syndrome

How to take your blood

Types of cuffs

High Blood Pressure and White Coat Syndrome

meditation for health

Unusually high readings in a doctor’s office indicate “white coat syndrome,” which is the anxiety of having your blood pressure taken in a medical setting. A study published in JAMA showed that 21% of the 292 participants had this condition.95 In this chapter we will explore many techniques to lower the anxiety of high blood pressure. One technique in dealing with “white coat syndrome” is to ask the nurse or physician to take your pressure on the other arm, rest a few minutes, then ask to have it taken again. I find that when my pressure is on an upswing, it spontaneously lowers when I begin taking it more often. I find it is best to take my blood pressure every day, a minimum of four times a day. I take the four readings at one time within ten minutes of each other. Some doctors recommend taking each reading at different times throughout the day. Charting blood pressure averages year after year have shown me that my pressure rises in the early spring and midautumn like clockwork. For example, I saw a quick rise in the second week of November 1997 that lasted a week. The first indication was mid- 140’s over high 90’s. A week later I averaged 121/79 and then it continued to drop. As a result of these observations I noted that just as there are cycles in nature, I have my own seasonal cycles. During a high cycle just know that your blood pressure will soon return to what is normal for you.

A simple chart using daily averages can be made as follows:

Date Systolic Diastolic Goal
8/15/01 120 80  
8/15/01 120 80  

The above chart allows you to see patterns in your blood pressure and to learn not to panic during a high cycle.

Find Out how to reduce blood pressure naturally

DISCLAIMER: The statements made in this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The statements made in this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information contained on the website is intended for the sole use of individuals using the website. It is not meant as a substitute for or as an alternative to information from health care professionals. If you are taking any medication or are under treatment for any disease, please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before following any of the suggestions made in this website. If you are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your health care professional before taking any medication or dietary supplements. The efficacy of these statements in this website, and any product that may be suggested in this website have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research, and the traditional use of these methods and products does not establish that the products will achieve the author's or manufacturer's claimed results. All text copyright How to Reduce Your Blood Pressure Naturally.com