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What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

Needs treatment: Either systolic or diastolic hypertension, or both, can lead to complications if not treated. It used to be thought that diastolic was worse than systolic but nowadays most experts feel that they are equally dangerous. Lack of treatment can result in damage to the heart, kidneys, and/or brain so get help even if you feel well. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What does the term diastolic hypertension mean?

What does the term diastolic hypertension mean?

Bottom number high: When measuring blood pressure (BP) one gets two numbers - systolic is the pressure during the time the heart is contracting and diastolic is during the time it is relaxing. BP is recorded as systolic over diastolic . Diastolic hypertension is when the bottom number is elevated above its normal maximum of 80-90. In younger patients, diastolic hypertension is related to more worrisome outcomes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for isolated systolic hypertension? Diastolic in the 60-80 range systolic 140-180.

What is the treatment for isolated systolic hypertension?  Diastolic in the 60-80 range systolic 140-180.

Multiple regimens: Depending on age, a systolic of 140-180 does not mandate treatment if the diastolic is low. Ace inhibitors and beta blockers would be first line treatments if needed. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for hypertension ?

NOT TRYING TO BE A: Smart ass, but the treatment choices are plenty, and there are so many variables we consider when treating hypertension that the answer to your question takes several chapters of medical literature and hundreds of pages. ...Read more

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Does over treatment of hypertension i.e below normal level,cause any harm to kidneys or any other organs ?

Does over treatment of hypertension i.e below normal level,cause any harm to kidneys or any other organs ?

Under perfusion: You want to take exactly the right amount of medicine for blood pressure control --not too much, not too little. You can monitor your blood pressures at home these days. If you took too much medicine and the level is below normal, be careful about falls. Drink some fluids and/or take in some salt - that will raise the BP back up. Best to call your doc for management. A brief time with low BP is OK ...Read more

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My father is almost ninety and is under hypertension treatment how high shd the highest and lowest BP readings be to be safe for him at this point ?

My father is almost ninety and is under hypertension treatment how high shd the highest and lowest  BP readings be to be safe for him at this point ?

BP in elderly.: We used to think that older people could tolerate higher BP readings ("isolated systolic hypertension of the elderly"), but now we know that their upper limit of acceptable is really just like everyone else - no higher than 140/90, and the lower the better (although too low is not good either). Bringing the top number down to 130 and even 120 would result in lower risk of mortality. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for hypertension?

What's the treatment for hypertension?

Depends: If your looking for treatment options i would check out curecrowd. Everyone is different but its a great starting point to see what people say works, and has great screening tools to help you find something more specific for you. http://curecrowd.com/ailments/hypertension. ...Read more

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