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Is Diastolic Bp Of 62 Too Low
Probably: I would like to see your blood pressure below 120 systolic at your age. If this measurement is the same on more than 2 occasions, you should consider measuring your own BP at home periodically since you are at risk of developing high blood pressure as you get older. Do note that blood pressure measured at the doctor's office tend to be higher, a condition known as "white coat hypertension.". ...Read more
BP: Your systolic is fine. You just want to be sure there's no aortic insufficiency to account for it. If not present, then its fine. ...Read more
?: It depends on how marked it is - it may be nothing. But the pathologic cause, if there is one, is an AV (arterial-venous) fistua (abnormal communication). ...Read more
My docs can't seem to get my BP right. Systolic is perfect at 112 but diastolic goes too low in 50's. Suggestions?
That BP: Is ok if you take what is called the mean and represents what goes to your brain you should be fine. ...Read more
=Wide Pulse Pressure:
The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure is the pulse pressure.
A widened value, such as you are describing, may be due to a variety of causes such as aortic valve regurgitation, atherosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, an av malformation, head trauma, or medications. ...Read more
140/90 normal: Systolic < 140 (130 for diabetics) diastolic <90 (80 for diabetics). ...Read more
What is more worrisome? Low systolic or diastolic? My reading are 88/52. And what that's number indicated?
Symptoms?: I would not be worried if you don't have any symptoms. If you feel faint, dizzy, nauseated, then I would be worried. Both numbers are important but only if you have symptoms. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Diastolic measurement is likely inaccurate with ambulatory machine so follow the systolic measurement. ...Read more
Systolic BP tends to go high but normal diastolic usually. Doctors have trouble treating as it drops my diastolic too low any ideas?
I've been having problems with my BP being low but just recently I got several diastolic readings in the 40's systolic not so low I'm very dizzy.?
Took bp at home with electronic machine. Battery was low and died right after results of 120/101. Never have a diastolic that high from low battery?
Buy a new battery!!!: If battery was low & died, ignore that reading & stop worrying about weird/strange numbers. Instead, go buy a new battery & proceed from there. No need to speculate on impact of low/dead battery. Don't forget to rest at least 5min before checking. Repeat at least twice more then average these 3 readings. Get to know your baseline at specific time of day. Then repeat at different time. Review w/doc ...Read more
Toprol (metoprolol) XL 50mg upped to 150mg, 100 morning 50, bedtime. Took morning dose for first time today and BP is 116/45 pulse 55. Is diastolic too low?
Depends: "too low" implies that it is a problem. 70 is lower than average but would not raise an eyebrow. 50-60 is unusual and would lead me to think, why? If you feel well it is probably not a problem. But if the diastolic pressure is on the low side, I would consider things that might cause that even if the patient is well. Leaking of the aortic valve for instance can cause a low diastolic pressure. ...Read more
60 mmHg: The normal diastolic pressure for adults is 80mmhg. Can be considered acceptable from 70 to 85 mmhg. Higher than that is prehypertension. Lowr than 70 mmhg is common normal finding in patients older than 70 years old. Diastolic blood pressure lower than 60 mmhg in adults younger than 65yo raises the ssupicion of valvular problems. ...Read more
Probably not: A low diastolic blood pressure with a normal diastolic blood pressure often is of no significance. In some people, their blood pressure sounds can be heard all the way down to 0 when nothing is wrong. A large difference between systolic and diastolic pressures (wide pulse pressure) may indicate aortic regurgitation, however. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
If you have hypertension, either systolic or diastolic, be sure you follow a low sodium diet, exercise and be in ideal body weight. If you need medicines: Take them REGULARLY. There are NO shortcuts
IF you are going to measure your BP be sure you use the right technique after resting for a few minutes and do it with reliable BP machine. Trust your doctors ...Read more
Common, not normal: Many possible causes. Frequently part of aging effects on arteries, making them less flexible. It commonly happens with anxiety, pain, strenuous exertion. It should not always be like this when tested. There are medications that work well for this type of high blood pressure. If either systolic and diastolic number stay high, there is risk for heart attack and stroke, and both need treatment. ...Read more
I am 21 and have high systolic (148 +) and low diastolic (35-40) blood pressure, what does this mean?
Abnormal BP: That blood pressure is abnormal especially for one so young. Verify that your BP apparatus is functioning properly. If indeed that is your true blood pressure two things come to mind: aortic insufficiency which is a back flow of blood across the aortic valve or severe anaemia. Please see your doctor about your blood pressure. ...Read more
Would a low diastolic at exercise cause lower coronary perfusion? Say 120/50 or 120/40? Comparing to 120/80 etc?
No: Coronary blood flow depends on the caliber of the blood vessels as well as the pressure. This is a good BP for anyone. How you feel is important too. ...Read more
He has a wide range of blood pressure readings from both high range to low range on both diastolic and systolic. He occasionally passes out.
I have isolated systolic hypertension of 150/70. All meds I've tried push the diastolic too low (<60). Which med lowers systolic but not diastolic?
None: Don't concern yourself with the diastolic number. It will come down with the systolic pressure. Some people have a diastolic pressure of zero and are fine. (the diastolic isn't really 0 - it's that our indirect method of measurement (using a cuff) isn't able to accurately measure true central diastolic pressure). ...Read more
What is the best medicine to treat isolated systolic hypertension? My systolic elevates but diastolic is perfect. Other meds dropped diastolic too low
SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSIO: First and foremost, lifestyle changes should be instituted which include salt restriction, physical exercise, weight reduction, and limiting alcohol consumption. Regarding medication, ace inhibitors or arb's (angiotensin receptor blockers) are often prescribed for systolic hypertension with a goal of keeping the diastolic pressure above 70. Losartan which you take is an arb. ...Read more
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