Yeah, it's real. It's odd to me because getting bp tested is so easy but I guess it's measuring the high stress so many get when they go to the doctor. It's a very common phobia. I wonder what it is when going to the dentist? It's not at all related to a chronic BP problem, and even with most people chronic high BP if not off the charts can be treated with changes in exercise, diet, and lifestyle. But of course some don't respond to that and for them meds are necessary. As with all meds and all docs, what we call allopathic medicine has a very quick trigger finger with medication, as that's what's taught in medical school by pharmaceutical company paid teachers and textbook writers. So many doctors are paid in some way by the pharmaceutical industry when the FDA tried to ban anyone who did take money from pharma from review boards, they couldn't fill them as all the most respected "experts" were on the pharma dole in some way. That's why drugs are so much more expensive in the US than any other country, as prices for drugs are regulated everywhere else. Be careful out there, always listen to your doc but as they say, trust but verify.
It's very real.
My resting heart rate is 72-78 beats per minute.
Last Dr's office visit when they checked the blood pressure it was elevated and my heart rate was 102 BPM.
At home my heart rate only increases slightly when checking blood pressure and the Blood pressure is much lower.