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Diastolic Pressure (Overview)

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 being less than 85mmhg.


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Diastolic pressure under 60 bad?

Diastolic pressure under 60 bad?

Nope: Some people who walk around and feel well have diastolic bps of zero. (at least as estimated by a BP cuff which is an indirect measurement). My only caveat: get an echo and be sure you don't have aortic regurgitation which can be severe, cause no symptoms for years, and be hard to detect with a stethoscope. ...Read more

Diastolic Pressure (Overview)

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 being less than 85mmhg.


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Why could diastolic pressure be high?

Why could diastolic pressure be high?

Several reasons: Most high blood pressure is idiopathic (no reason, you just have it) whether it is systolic or diastolic. It runs in families so if your parents have it, you are more likely to get it. There are occasion cases secondary to specific causes such as adrenal tumors, kidney problems, or narrowing of the aorta (called coarctation) and that is called secondary hypertension. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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What controls the diastolic pressure?

Vascular tone: Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood flow. Although we have excellent medication options for managing vascular resistance, I have found that good cardiovascular conditioning seems to positively impact the diastolic blood pressure by enhancing "run off" in the peripheral vascular bed. ...Read more

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What can low diastolic pressure mean?

Not much: A lower diastolic number means nothing unless it's less than what's expected to be normal for a particular patient, based in overall health and age. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
See your doctor to evaluate cause
Once
Have meds adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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How can I raise my diastolic pressure?

Why would you?: A low diastolic blood pressure could be due to leaking of the aortic valve or other problems so finding the cause is important. If you feel well, a low pressure, diastolic or systolic, may not be a bad thing. People with relatively low blood pressure live longer. And, how low are you talking about? ...Read more

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What can high diastolic pressure mean?

What can high diastolic pressure mean?

Needs evaluation: High blood pressure either systolic or diastolic needs evaluation and treatment to prevent complications such as stroke, heart attack, or kidney damage. ...Read more

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What does diastolic pressure relate to?

Artery Stiffness: The diastolic blood pressure or the "bottom number" when the blood pressure is taken is when the pressure at which the heart beat is no longer heard by the stethescope. It is related to the stiffness of the arterial tree in the body. The stiffer the artery the higher the diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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How can I treat low diastolic pressure?

Placebo 10mg: Low diastolic pressure is, generally speaking, good. It means your vessels have high compliance. At 25, you're probably in good shape. If you're worried, see your doc. ...Read more

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When can diastolic pressure be measured?

Whenever you want: Diastolic blood pressure refers to the pressure in the arteries during the period of heart's relaxation, i.e. Once it finished ejecting blood during contraction. For every single heart beat, there is the period of contraction ("systolic blood pressure") and the relaxation ("diastolic"). In any single cardiac cycle, each of these arterial pressures can be measured. ...Read more

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What is a diastolic pressure time index?

DPTI: It is a measure of coronary blood supply. Multiply the coronary perfusion pressure times the diastolic tmie. Cpp =diastollic blood pressure minus the left vetricular end diastolic pressure. Diastolic time is 60sec/heart rate-0.2seconds. The 0.2 is systolic time(fixed at 0.2s). Coronary flow occurs during diastole and relates to the pressure and how long diastole lasts. Now ask me what the evr is. ...Read more

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How can I improve my diastolic pressure?

If overweight: Lose weight. If smoking, stop. Avoid salt in your diet. Beyond those things, there's little you can do - medications can always control it. You should be checked, at least once, for other causes like kidney disease. ...Read more

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When is diastolic pressure normally low?

When is diastolic pressure normally low?

In the elderly: Hello livk -- diastolic pressure is commonly lower as we get older -- partly due to the increased stiffness of the vessel and low volume reserve. However, please note that diastolic pressure is rarely accurate using the automated home BP machine -. ...Read more

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What does diastolic pressure of 53 mean?

What does diastolic pressure of 53 mean?

Blood pressure: A diastolic pressure of 53mmhg could be normal, it could also indicate decreased peripheral vascular resistance or aortic insufficiency or several other things. ...Read more

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What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

What are systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pressure in arteries: The pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts is the systolic blood pressure and when it relaxes the pressure is the diastolic pressure. It could be measured directly by putting a needle into an artery or indirectly with a blood pressure cuff. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of diastolic pressure?

What is the meaning of diastolic pressure?

Pressure in artery: It is the pressure in your arteries when the heart is relaxed as opposed to the systolic pressure which is the pressure when the heart muscle contracts. ...Read more

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What does a lower diastolic pressure means?

How low?: If you do not have any symptoms and is it is between to 60 mmhg, it is probably normal for you. It is hard to diagnose someone just based on a number, may things can cause a drop in the diastolic bp, infections, dehydration, hormonal problems, heart problems, pregnancy, blood loss, lack of nutrient among many others. ...Read more

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Why do people have high diastolic pressure?

HTN: The pattern of high blood pressure is that young people tend to have high diastolic pressure and elderly people tend to have high systolic pressure. Both/either are harmful and should be controlled. The cause of essential hypertension has never been adequately determined. There is a genetic component and obesity is a risk factor. ...Read more

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What are healthy ranges of diastolic pressure?

50 to 90: Healthy diastolic pressures range from 50 to 90. Above 85 we worry about hypertension. ...Read more

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