A single blood pressure reading, like the one made in your doctor’s office, is merely a snapshot taken from an endlessly playing hour movie. For some people, that one measurement is a good summary of the movie. For others, it’s a poor reflection of their usual blood pressure. Some have white-coat hypertension — high blood pressure in the doctor’s office but normal pressure at home. Others have masked hypertension — normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office but periods of high pressure at home, such as during episodes of stress or early in the morning when the effects of blood pressure medicine have worn off. Some doctors shrug off these two conditions, while others take them seriously.
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Close Search Rush. Keep your upper arm at heart level. A hypertensive crisis is divided into two categories: urgent and emergency. Typically people spend 90 minutes to two hours in slow wave sleep per night. Preventing lead exposure Lead poisoning Living better with obstructive sleep apnea Low-phosphorus diet: Helpful for kidney disease? White-coat and masked hypertension suggest that your blood pressure is more mercurial than normal. By working together, you can bring your blood pressure under control. Blood pressure that swings in both directions may be a sign of a different problem called autonomic dysfunction.