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Low Diastolic Bp
?: 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
What to do if I have pitting edema on my ankles & feet and a low diastolic bp. What could that be?
Venous : Insufficiency. The valves on the veins may not be functioning as they should. ...Read more
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
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