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What is considered too low for diastolic pressure

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Depends: "too low" implies that it is a problem. 70 is lower than average but would not raise an eyebrow. 50-60 is unusual and would lead me to think, why? If ... Read More
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Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Diastolic BP: Normal range for diastolic blood pressure is 60 to 80 mmhg (mm of mercury). Diastolic BP less than 60 is low though most people will only start to fee ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: A low diastolic blood pressure with a normal diastolic blood pressure often is of no significance. In some people, their blood pressure sounds can be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not much: A lower diastolic number means nothing unless it's less than what's expected to be normal for a particular patient, based in overall health and age.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Several causes: Advanced generalized arteriosclerosis, severe aortic insufficiency, thyrotoxicosis, anemia or measurement artifact are the most frequent culprits.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Hydration: Drink plenty of fluids. Make sure there is no valvular/structural heart disease.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
In the elderly: Hello livk -- diastolic pressure is commonly lower as we get older -- partly due to the increased stiffness of the vessel and low volume reserve. Howe ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
60 mmHg: The normal diastolic pressure for adults is 80mmhg. Can be considered acceptable from 70 to 85 mmhg. Higher than that is prehypertension. Lowr than 70 ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
46 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There are mutliple reasons why the diastolic pressure may be low, often even when the systolic pressure is high. The significance of this varies depen ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Dependens: As we age, the systolic blood pressure rises and the diastolic blood pressure decreases some. This is different for different populations of course. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Nope: Some people who walk around and feel well have diastolic bps of zero. (at least as estimated by a BP cuff which is an indirect measurement). My only ... Read More

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