DR. ROACH: High nerves, or hypertension?
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 21-year-old son is a college athlete, a sprinter, but he has had recurrent high systolic blood pressure readings since he was a senior in high school. He's generally easygoing and not stressed. Doctors always attribute the elevated results to "white coat syndrome," since he is otherwise in excellent health and doesn't drink, smoke or use drugs.
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