Hi, I had two HT’s done previously by FUE. I am one of these people that gets the ‘white coat syndrome’ just going to the doctors so going for a HT twice was very hard. I am a fit and healthy 38 with a good BMI and when they took my blood pressure i could feel myself get anxious both times which caused adrenalin to raise the heart rate and give a slightly higher B.P reading but once I got in the chair and had a valium I was relaxed and felt good and it was better than the dentist. the surgery went well and I had no bleeding. I will be needing another small procedure in the next 12-18 months with a different doctor and the worst part for me is the pre-procedure nerves that only last from the time I enter the clinic to getting in the chair. Have you seen this before in your patients ? and are HT doctors generally understanding of the healthy people like myself who have low risk of complications whos blood pressure is raised only before a procedure because of temporary anxiety and excitement, not a medical condition that requires treatment? I would appreciate your opinion on this. The actual surgery is the easy part for me. thanks for your time.
Any doctor who is worth anything at all, must be compassionate and caring. I would stay away from doctors who are not that way. Most of my patients are anxious when they come in for the hair transplant and many will have elevated blood pressure when there is no history of high blood pressure. The rise in blood pressure is the result of anxiety and calming words and some good jokes go a long way to calm my patients down. Good drugs also work to accomplish the same effect.