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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Vascular tone: Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Elasticity: Th e distensibility of the aorta and peripheral arteries.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Several reasons: Most high blood pressure is idiopathic (no reason, you just have it) whether it is systolic or diastolic. It runs in families so if your parents have ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Age is #1: Risk factor. Our arteries stiffen as we age. Obesity & sedentary life style as well as excessive alcohol.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Why would you?: A low diastolic blood pressure could be due to leaking of the aortic valve or other problems so finding the cause is important. If you feel well, a lo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Needs evaluation: High blood pressure either systolic or diastolic needs evaluation and treatment to prevent complications such as stroke, heart attack, or kidney damag ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Artery Stiffness: The diastolic blood pressure or the "bottom number" when the blood pressure is taken is when the pressure at which the heart beat is no longer heard b ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Hydration: Drink plenty of fluids. Make sure there is no valvular/structural heart disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Avoid salt ,caffeine: Lose weight, exercise , avoid salt, avoid caffeine.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: A diastolic pressure of 53mmhg could be normal, it could also indicate decreased peripheral vascular resistance or aortic insufficiency or several oth ... Read More

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