White Coat Syndrome

June 7, 2016

On my June 6, 2016 radio show I read an email from a listener who has been taking ReMag, ReAline and RnA Drops for 4-5 months. Her cholesterol is now normal and her heart palpitations are gone and she’s off her cholesterol medication. However, she says her big problem is white coat syndrome and her doctor won’t believe her when she says her BP is normal at home and still wants to put her back on BP medication that she stopped. She told him she was taking magnesium and she said he blew this off and said only medicine will bring down BP. He added that if you are pregnant magnesium may work.

I told her to ask for ambulatory BP monitoring. It’s a screening test that bypasses office screening that can often be inaccurate due to the anxiety and hypertension (white coat syndrome) of being in a doctor’s office. Basically, you wear a BP cuff for 24 hrs and it periodically inflates and measures your BP before you have time to react. In my former office practice, when I found someone with elevated BP, I would put them on a 24 hr BP monitor and I rarely found they were hypertensive. I’m afraid that too many people are misdiagnosed with high BP and it’s really white coat syndrome. They get on the roller coaster of meds and then more meds as the meds for BP cause magnesium deficiency and bring on elevated cholesterol and blood glucose.

An article in Medscape called “Ambulatory BP Monitoring More Accurate Than Office Screening” from 2014 is something you can print up and bring to your doctor. The researchers say that this type of monitoring will improve BP screening accuracy. They recommend that “Unless immediate treatment is needed, ambulatory BP monitoring should be the reference standard to confirm elevated office BP screening results to avoid misdiagnosis and overtreatment.”

Here’s what I hear about magnesium, blood pressure and medication from my readers:

“I’ve been taking ReMag for a while and it’s lowered my blood pressure.”

“Even though I’m working on massive dental infections with my dentist, I’ve been on Remag and ReMyte and my blood pressure is coming down.”

“I’ve been on ReMag and ReMyte for 2 weeks now. My blood pressure went from 148/81 to 120 /74.”

“Metoprolol has raised my A1c level and now I’m prediabetic and my blood pressure seems to be higher also. My normal was always 114/73 now it hits 130/80 and I know it’s the drugs bit my doc wants me to take another one.”

“I read your book, Magnesium Miracle, I watched your youtube videos and read your blogs. And finally about 3 months ago, began using ReMag. My life is changing for the better in what seems to be on a daily basis. My blood pressure has come down and I began to realize that if my blood pressure is elevated, it’s not the high blood pressure that’s the problem, it’s just my body’s response to what’d going on. So I took myself off the ACE inhibitor.”

“My wife had open heart surgery 2½ years ago due mostly to hypertension and obstruction of the coronary arteries. After being on ReMag and ReMyte for several months her blood pressure had dropped from 180/95 to 110/60. Also, her ejection fraction improved to 60% and her last ultrasound of her carotid artery showed a 30% to 40% lessening of calcified occlusions.”

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

RESOURCES: Along the borders and in the links of my web site you can find my books, writings, and my call-in radio show. Email your questions to: questions@drcarolyndeanlive.com.

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