Unstable blood pressure. White coat hypertension?

White coat. The only way to tell if you have white coat hypertension is get a blood pressure cuff and check your blood pressure at home. Take readings in the morning, lunch, dinner, and before sleep. Record reading for 2 weeks. If your blood pressure is in control, IE less than 150/90 then your good. If higher than this you have hypertension. .
Maybe, maybe not. Although it might be, don't assume it/. Get a home or ambulatory BP monitor.

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