A 36-year-old member asked:
What causes high systolic blood pressure, and low diastolic pressure?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli answered
22 years experience in 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. If there is a very wide difference between the two however, i would be concerned about aortic valve insufficiency among other things. High systolic blood pressure should be treated with a low salt diet, exercise and, if necessary, medications.
Answered on May 29, 2019
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