Our expert says:
It is possible that you are experiencing the white coat effect, where your readings are higher at the doctor, due to the psychological effect of the consultation. I therefore, suggest that you monitor your blood pressure at home and to provide your doctor with these readings. You can also ask your doctor for a 24 hour blood pressure monitor, which is very effective to get your average blood pressure, especially the readings at night. Lower your intake of salt and start exercising.
I am sorry to learn about your father's passing.
Dr Anrich Burger
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