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What can cause a high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure?

What can cause a high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure?

Aging.: As we age vessels become stiffer. Stiffer vessels are associated with this. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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 causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

What causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

Being athletic: This is physiologic rather than pathologic when a large stroke volume, often accompanied by a slow heart rate, is produced by the very strong heart. I've seen it often as a sometime sports physician. ...Read more

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Would it be just fine to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?

Would it be just fine to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?

Wide pulse pressure: When systolic and diastolic are very far apart in the absence of obvious illness, your physician may look for a reason. This can be anything from unrecognized paget's of the bone, hyperthyroidism, aortic valve regurgitation, or just being excited over having your blood presure taken. For now, suggest you follow it closely. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure? Is that anything bad?

Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?  Is that anything bad?

Vascular health....: Generally seen with hardening of arteries, a wide pulse pressure is an insight into disease of the vascular system. It is associated with an increase in risk of heart attack and stroke. Lowering the systolic bp, statins, aspirin, diabetes control, smoking cessation, healthy diet and exercise all play a part in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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What does normal systolic and low diastolic blood pressure mean?

What does normal systolic and low diastolic blood pressure mean?

Valve issue: It can be a sign of a specific type of heart valve condition. I recommend seeing a cardiologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about high systolic and normal diastolic blood pressure?

Should I be concerned about high systolic and normal diastolic blood pressure?

Bp: the first thing we do is recheck the values to be sure they are consistent. If the systolic is only a little bit high, we'd just watch it but if its say more than 150 then we'd consider work up and treatment if necessary. Is your doctor concerned about your blood pressure? ...Read more

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What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?

Since you have : Hypertension i would prefer your blood pressure be in systolic range of 90 to 120 and diastolic of under 75. This can be done by maximizing your medications and also exercise and dietary changes that result in weight loss. Good luck. ...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. Lawrence Kessler
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Diastolic Blood Pressure (Definition)

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