Why Does White Coat Hypertension Matter?
You might think that WCH shouldn’t matter too much because it’s a temporary condition.
However, the downside of WCH is that your doctor may think your blood pressure is always high just because it is high when your measurements were taken. This means you may be prescribed unnecessary medications, which may lead to other complications, like your blood pressure becoming too low (hypotension).
Also, if you have WCH, you are more likely to have elevated BP in other stressful situations as well, like business meetings, bad traffic, or various life events. These stress-related spikes may require specific treatment to ward off dangerous cardiovascular risks.