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Can white coat syndrome raise blood pressure alot?

so I was at the doctor the other day and he wanted to take my blood pressure, I didnt want him to but finally let him because I have a fear or my blood pressure being high, anyways it turned out to be 200/100! I have had a fear of getting my blood pressure taken now for years, I get very nervous....just as nervous as doing a public speech or something like that. Anyways im getting a 24 hour monitor to see what it is when im not nervous, but how much can stress raise ones blood pressure....and nerves? Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Nerves and stress raise it a lot. If you take your pulse at your neck while chilling and watching TV and then take it when you get a fright or are having road rage or some other stressful situation you will notice a massive difference. Try not to be afraid of doctors, they are there to help you. Better to find out that there is something wrong with you and deal with it than to suddenly drop dead from something that was avoidable.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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