This is an age-old problem that all doctors
face when trying to determine if someone should be treated for high blood pressure
. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician
for this problem. In your case, you have a blood pressure cuff that is showing normal measurements at home when you are relaxed, but the doctors blood pressure call shows high measurements when you are there. Sometimes this is called white coat hypertension. It is the term that we use to describe people that are only hypertensive, or have high blood pressure, when they are at their doctor's office. What I usually do is have my patients write down the blood pressure readings that they get on their cuff, and bring them into the next visit. In addition, you should bring this blood pressure cuff with you so that your blood pressure can be read alongside the cuff at the doctor's office. If they measure the same pressure, then what that means is that you only have high blood pressure and the office and it should not be treated. If your cuff shows low blood pressure whereas the other cuff shows high blood pressure than this might mean that your cuff is not accurate and that you should be treated for your high blood pressure. Again, I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for this problem.