If you’ve been diagnosed with borderline high blood pressure it may be time to get tested again, recommends a report by Duke University advises. In this report, a team of researchers investigated the so-called “White Coat” effect –the influence of a doctor’s presence on test results –on blood pressure readings.
They found that many one-off blood pressure readings were wildly inaccurate –meaning that many healthy people are currently receiving high blood pressure treatment they don’t need. They advise doctors and other health care professionals to take blood pressure readings at least 5 times to be sure of an accurate reading.
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