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Doctor insights on: My Diastolic Is 39

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Exercise regular diastolic down to 65?

Exercise regular diastolic down to 65?

That's great.: Did you have a particular question? If so, please clarify ; re-ask. ...Read more

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How are systolic and diastolic similar?

How are systolic and diastolic similar?

Blood Pressure: Blood pressure is related to the ability of the heart to pump blood and to the stiffness of the arteries. The systolic blood pressure or "top number" is dependent on the hearts ablility to pump blood into the arteries. The diastolic pressure or "bottom number" relates to the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes. Both will increase as the artery wall becomes stiffer with age or plaque. ...Read more

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Is 133/67 good bp? Is the diastolic low?

Is 133/67 good bp? Is the diastolic 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

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What causes low diastolic but high systolic?

What causes low diastolic but high systolic?

Wide pulse pressure: High systolic and low diastolic pressure is seen with aortic valve insufficiency and sometimes other conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your diastolic number is 53?

What does it mean if your diastolic number is 53?

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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Which is more important--systolic or diastolic level?

Which is more important--systolic or diastolic level?

Systolic : Generally systolic. When systolic is high & untreated end organ damage can result & when too low people get dizzy. ...Read more

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What's the safest and most effective drug for lowering diastolic bp?

What's the safest and most effective drug for lowering diastolic bp?

Difficult: Most HTN pts require at least 3 different drugs to control hypertension. The guidelines recommend to start with low dose diuretics but it is ok to use calcium channel blockers like amlodipine or beta blockers like metoprolol.( especially if they have coronary disease or atrial fibrillation). Acei's like Lisinopril are also good for CHF and in diabetics. Arbs:diovan or losartan have good profile. ...Read more

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Bp consistently averages 110/90. How can I lower my diastolic number?

Bp consistently averages 110/90. How can I lower my diastolic number?

Lifestyle/meds: High diastolic (bottom) number is more typical of hypertension in young people. It causes the heart to work harder than it has to. Regular exercise, weight loss, meditation/mindfulness can lower it, along with dash diet. However, lifestyle changes take time. Every single beat of your heart at diastolic 90 is a strain. Consider starting med then taking it away as lifestyle improves. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your systolic is high and your diastolic is low?

What exactly does it mean if your systolic is high and your diastolic is low?

=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

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The systolic one is about 120. The diastolic one is 90. It's ok to too high?

The systolic one is about 120.  The diastolic one is 90.  It's ok to too high?

140/90 normal: Systolic < 140 (130 for diabetics) diastolic <90 (80 for diabetics). ...Read more

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Is there a problem if I have a pt with high systolic 155, and low diastolic 49?

Is there a problem if I have a pt with high systolic 155, and low diastolic 49?

140/90 normal: Systolic < 140 (130 for diabetics) diastolic <90 (80 for diabetics). ...Read more

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I'm 19, male, 5'11", 170lb. My bp is 130/51. Is my diastolic too low? I feel fine.

I'm 19, male, 5'11", 170lb. My bp is 130/51. Is my diastolic too low? I feel fine.

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

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Is lv diastolic dysfuction temporary. I was diagnosed with it and i worry if that is irreversible?

Is lv diastolic dysfuction temporary. I was diagnosed with it and i worry if that is irreversible?

Diastolic : Diastolic dysfunction is caused by various processes. If the cause is reversible, the dysfunction may also be. If it is not, such as genetic hypertrophic cmyo, then the diastolic dysfunction is unlikely to reverse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about normal systolic, high diastolic, with little difference in numbers. 118/100?

Can you tell me about normal systolic, high diastolic, with little difference in numbers. 118/100?

OK: Your blood pressure falls into a category noted as isolated diastolic hypertension. In the past, diastolic blood pressure was considered a greater risk for poor heart outcomes. More recently studies have shown that isolated diastolic blood pressure does not carry the same risk as isolated systolic (top number) blood pressure. Monitor and follow with your doctor. 118/40 is actually a higher risk ...Read more

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What is more worrisome? Low systolic or diastolic? My reading are 88/52. And what that's number indicated?

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

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When i take my BP the sys is high 130 to 180 yet my diastolic under 80 (65-76). How can I get sys. Stabilized?

Pulse pressure: Is wide. This is calculated by subtracting diastolic from systolic. With a "normal" BP of about 120/80 the pulse pressure is 40. A wide pressure is due to poor neurological controls and the commonest cause is sugar in the diet. See my post on diet. ...Read more

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I can't understand what is concentric remodelling and pseudonormal/restrictive diastolic function? What does it mean?

I can't understand what is concentric remodelling and pseudonormal/restrictive diastolic function? What does it mean?

Hypertension: concentric hypertrophy means thickened heart muscle. Diastolic dysfunction means stiffening of heart muscle. The main cause of this is hypertension (high blood pressure). ...Read more

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What can cause a diastolic number to drop from an average of 85 down to 61 without a change in the average systolic number?

What can cause a diastolic number to drop from an average of 85 down to 61 without a change in the average systolic number?

Diastolic bp: The first thing would be blood pressure medications which at times can have a selective effect on diastolic BP over systolic. There are other condition which widen the gap btwn the two number like aortic valve regurgitation , an av fistula which is an abnormal connection btwn an artery and vein. ...Read more

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What causes only the systolic to be high between 130-145 and diastolic normal in a young adult? No medical conditions and healthy in general

What causes only the systolic to be high between 130-145 and diastolic normal in a young adult? No medical conditions and healthy in general

Most likely: essential hypertension. and exercise. You should take your BP 2-3 times daily at home. These readings should average 120/80 at your age. If your BP is high, initial treatment is life style modification, including weight loss, low sodium diet. If this does not work, there are many effective medications with few side effects. ...Read more

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24 year old male- since July 2013 post cholectsectomy notice Increase diastolic BP, last BP was 136/95, HR vary but been well over 80. Concerning?

24 year old male- since July 2013 post cholectsectomy notice Increase diastolic BP, last BP was 136/95, HR vary but been well over 80.  Concerning?

You need evaluation: The American Heart Association recommends that all adults lower their diastolic BP below 80. An isolated BP is not significant, and may be due to "white coat" syndrome (elevated BP when seeing a doctor only), so over the next couple of weeks, visit many pharmacies for a BP in your Left arm. Long ago, we thought a normal cutoff would be 140/90. We know better now. 130/80 or below. ...Read more

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My BP is usually 100/60 or below but the past two days it's been 10-15 points higher Systolic and 5-10 points higher diastolic. Should I worry? TY!

My BP is usually 100/60 or below but the past two days it's been 10-15 points higher Systolic and 5-10 points higher diastolic. Should I worry? TY!

No : Even with the bump up I blood pressure, the numbers are normal. Focus more on healthy lifestyle staying away from eating too much grease, and canned foods (which contain a lot of salt). Fresh foods are best! ...Read more

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From last 4/5months my diastolic sometimes goes below 65 and somedays i also suffer from drop-beats.My avg.Bp 126/72, bpm64, map 90, body wt. 61kgs.

From last 4/5months my diastolic sometimes goes below 65 and somedays i also suffer from drop-beats.My avg.Bp 126/72, bpm64, map 90, body wt. 61kgs.

Some items: Pretty good numbers, except for dropped beats. Correlate your device with doctors for accuracy.
Check both arms.

Holter monitor may clarify pulses.
Low diastolic can relate to aortic valve leakage, so having that checked is reasonable.
Some medications will also lower diastolic. ...Read more

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My diastolic has been elevated lately. 108/92, 107/80, 101/89, 104/89. I take Torpol XL 50. I had full work up and all was well. What can cause this?

My diastolic has been elevated lately. 108/92, 107/80, 101/89, 104/89. I take Torpol XL 50. I had full work up and all was well. What can cause this?

Not really very high: The cause is your high blood pressure. At this mild elevation, I wouldn't increase the Rx. Try lifestyle modifications like moving toward ideal body weight,aerobic exercise 3 days a week or more,meditation/yoga,good sleep,and continue to monitor. ...Read more