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What percentage of woman have a diastolic blood pressure less than 60 mm hg? Is it normal and expected?

What percentage of woman have a diastolic blood pressure less than 60 mm hg?  Is it normal and expected?

Good health: 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. There is not really a difference between men and women, per se, so i cannot reliably answer that question for women. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What could a low diastolic blood pressure reading in the 60's be due to?

What could a low diastolic blood pressure reading in the 60's be due to?

Good health: 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. ...Read more

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My friend has a great disparity in the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. For example 130/60. Is that a problem?

My friend has a great disparity in the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. For example 130/60. Is that a problem?

I.e. Pulse Pressure: Typical healthy adult resting pp ~40 mmhg. 70 mmhg, as in your example, results from stiff arteries (advanced ds in walls arteries), aortic regurgitation (leak) and/or an av fistula (e.g. Someone with a shunt created for dialysis). Aortic regurgitation murmur difficult & rarely heard with stethoscope; easy to see on good quality doppler echo. Yet beware sbp & dbp from separate single heart beats. ...Read more

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What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

How low? : If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that. ...Read more

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What is meant by diastolic blood pressure?

What is meant by diastolic blood pressure?

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 more

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How can I reduce my diastolic blood pressure?

How can I reduce my diastolic blood pressure?

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 more

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What is low diastolic blood pressure reading?

What is low diastolic blood pressure reading?

Less than 60: Go to this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

Less than 60: Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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What makes you have a diastolic blood pressure?

What makes you have a diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure measured in the arteries as the heart is relaxing and filling with blood while systolic pressure is the pressure measured when the heart is contracting. ...Read more

Diastolic Pressure (Definition)

Diastolic pressure is essentially the pressure in the blood vessels in between beats when the heart is filling for the next beat, or the "resting pressure". On a blood pressure meter it is the bottom number, with normal for most patients ...Read more


Dr. Mark Pack
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Diastolic Blood Pressure (Definition)

Is the lower number on BP reading measuring BP ...Read more