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What are the main causes of low diastolic blood pressure?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Not many: Not many and not that important. Most common reason would be aortic insufficiency (leaky aortic valve). Other than that, there are artifacts (errors) taking the blood pressure in someone with rigid arteries that will make diastolic BP artificially low. True diastolic low BP (not related to leaky valve) requires NO treatment
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Great share. Needless to say, anti-hypertensive treatment is probably the most common cause of low DBP encountered in clinical practice.
Nov 27, 2014

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

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Dr. Frederman Concepcion
Cardiology 23 years experience
How low? : If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that.
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What can cause a high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Aging.: As we age vessels become stiffer. Stiffer vessels are associated with this.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it healthy to have diastolic blood pressure as low as 58?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Sure: A low diastolic is not bad, in and of itself. Mine is <50. What could be a problem is if it is usually >70 or 80, and then suddenly drops to 60, you don't have enough pressure during the resting phase of your heart beat to keep blood pressure or flow to the brain.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is a diastolic blood pressure of 53 dangerously low?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
NOW BP MAYBE OK: Asymptomatic chronic low blood pressure is generally not a problem. However, some possible causes: low thyroid, low cortisol, heart disease, dehydration, blood loss, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), infection (sepsis). You may need lab tests to check these possibilites.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can be causing me to have very high diastolic blood pressure at only 22?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many causes: Kidney disease, coarctation of the aorta, renal artery hyperplasia, adrenal hyperplasia to name a few. Get a work up!

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