Question on white coat hypertension
I has some questions about white coat hypertension
When I measure my BP at home with my home electronic BP monitor, the readings are really great , they range from 11x/7x to 12x/8x. The other day, I took my BP monitor to my doctor's and compared mine with his medical montior. First, he took my BP with his monitor and wrote down the reading without letting me know. Then I used my home monitor to measure my BP. It turned out that my home BP monitor's reading was 160/80 and my doctor's medical monitor's reading was 180/80. Even with a 20 unit difference in the systolic pressure, my doctor said that my home monitor is accurate because the systolic pressure flutuates a lot and my BP is really fine as the high BP reading is only due to white coat hypertension, and I should take my home reading as accurate instead of the reading taken at his office.
After a while, I asked my doctor to take my BP with his monitor again and it dropped from 180/80 to 150/80.
Is my doctor really right about my home BP monitor being accurate and my high BP is only white coat hypertension?
I would be very grateful if anynone can give me some advices.