How can I control my fast heartrate and white coat hypertension when I go to the doctor?

Knowing is half... Key to this is knowing that it is going on. If you get more comfortable in a healthcare setting/with your doctor it may be easlier to relax - however - if not, have your doctor set you up with a home blood pressure monitor and take it when you are at home resting calmly. Studies that look at resting blood pressure recommend taking it after ten minutes in a calm envir. - much more representative.
White coat syndrome. You've taken the first step by acknowledging your difficulty. Psychologically the next step would be to identify your fears specifically and then confront them rationally careful to remove our tendency to catastrophize. Let your doctors know of your fear so they can help. There is a very nice review here: http://www. Webmd. Com/anxiety-panic/features/beyond-white-coat-syndrome?

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It "normal" to have "white coat hypertension" if a doctor?

Yes it's "Normal" If you're asking if it's normal to have "white coat hypertension" if you are a doctor, then yes. Anyone, even a physician, can be stressed to be in a doctor's office. It is the stress that causes the "white coat hypertension". Everyone with newly diagnosed hypertension should get several blood pressure checks, like in a drugstore, or back at your doctor's office without seeing the doctor.
Does happen. You've taken the first step by acknowledging your difficulty. Psychologically the next step would be to identify your fears specifically and then confront them rationally careful to remove our tendency to catastrophize. Let your doctors know of your fear so they can help. There is a very nice review here: http://www. Webmd. Com/anxiety-panic/features/beyond-white-coat-syndrome?

How do you find out if you have white coat hypertension? Doctor says my BP is high+ pulse. 120/80 100 I don't want pills. I want to try dietexercise

Check BP often. In the clinical setting we can put a monitor on someone to randomly monitor BP over a day. A home technique is to get a dependable wrist BP monitor and check your BP several times a day at home or work. I don't know many who would medicate a 120/80 before trying a salt reduced diet/ reduced caffeine or nicotine and other lifestyle changes first.

Do doctors see a lot of patients with white coat hypertension?

Yes. White coat hypertension, or high blood pressure that is only present when the patient is in the doctors office, is fairly common. Normal blood pressure should be consistently demonstrated when taken at home. It is important to be sure that the blood pressure is always otherwise normal, because untreated hypertension can lead to serious problems, like stroke, heart disease, or kidney falure.
Yes. High blood pressure (hypertension) is quite common, and for it to be caused by the doctor or doctors office is also not unusual. Often, people with white coat hypertension have real hypertension as well, but it will be up to the doctor whether they need treatment or not. Checking your blood pressure at home or at a grocery store / pharmacy can help determine if yours is usually high or not.
Yes. Why is not certain but it occurs quite frequently, even if the doctor doesn't take the blood pressure, just being in the doctor's office seems to be enough to cause blood pressure to be up. In most cases the elevation is small but can be significant. With the availability of inexpensive and more accurate at home BP monitors one can get a better reading to report to your physician.

I think I have white coat hypertension. Always high readings in dr. Office but normal at home. How do I explain to doc?

Blood pressure log. No need to explain to doc, we know about this. What you need to do is start taking and recording your blood pressures. You can get a quality blood pressure cuff off the internet. Make sure you check it against your doctor's to make sure they agree. This log will help your doc decide whether or not you have hypertension.
GET 24HRS AMBULATORY. Get 24 hour ambulatory BP monitoring and that will decide if you need treatment or not.
You dont have to. White coat syndrome is a common cause of elevated blood pressure and is usually checked at the office. Home BP kits are the best way to detect white coat htn. Commonly, after 5-10 min in the room, we recheck the pressure and it is lower. Your doc is aware of this and therefore you don't have to explain it to him/her.

Can severe panic disorder over 10 yrs (tachycardia + white coat hypertension cause left anterior hemiblock? Other than the hemiblock, ECG was normal.

Not causative. Panic disorder can certainly result in episodes of tachycardia and increased blood pressure when you're anxious. These are classic signs of sympathetic overdrive, which would naturally happen when you're panicking. However, panic disorder would not cause left anterior hemiblock on a cardiogram. Please consult a cardiologist for this concern.
Panic. No cause & effect between the two. Panic can affect heart rate but not cause lah.