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Several things: High diastolic pressure is usually related to volume retention due to kidney disease or high blood count. So usually medication that are vaso-dilators or diuretic or other blood pressure medications. Smoking, diabetes, sleep apnea or snoring and obesity are among the factors that elevate blood pressure therefore controlling these factors can also reduce blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diastolic pressure: The diastolic blood pressure represents the lowest blood pressure that the vessels are subjected to during the circulation of the blood by the pumping action of the heart , and this occurs just before each heartbeat. The systolic blood pressure is the highest pressure in the blood vessels and this occurs immediately after each heart beat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for diastolic blood pressure to be higher when standing than when sitting? Some times over 100 when standing.
Not necessarily : If you are checking, it would be best to check your blood pressure about 2-5 minutes after standing up, not immediately, to allow your body to adjust. If you continue to have diastolic pressures above 80, you should see your doctor to consider treatment for high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if you systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings are very close in number ie 110/90?
Likely a: Measurement error.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 ...Read more