White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation.
The condition is not uncommon, with as many as 1 in 8 people experiencing White Coat Syndrome.
As well as being potentially upsetting for patients, higher blood pressure as the result of White Coat Syndrome can lead to procedures or treatments being postponed or cancelled where a higher blood pressure reading indicates a potential risk.
At Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre, we will do all we can to help alleviate the symptoms associated with anxiety within these clinical situations, including:
If you have travelled to or transited via mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, you must not attend the treatment centre for the 14 days afterwards – even if you are displaying no symptoms. Click here for more information.