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What Can High Diastolic Pressure Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most idiopathic: Most systolic or diastolic hypertension is 'essential" (no reason, you just have it). It does run in families. There are certain unusual causes such as adrenal tumors and blockage in the arteries that supply the kidney which cause "secondary hypertension". (there is a cause.) coarctation of the aorta is another example of "correctible hypertension.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doc, likely meds: Elevated systolic and diastolic BP implies likely needs for meds to control bp. If elevations are borderline high (130-140/80-90), would suggest checking at home, and then consider weight loss, alcohol and salt restriction to help. If frequent rechecks still show BP often in excess of 140/90, need to start med, along with physical exam and lab tests. ...Read more
Is diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg too high for a person in their 20s? If so, what are the recommendations for lowering it?
Diastolic BP: Blood pressure is generally reported with two numbers: the systolic (top) number, & the diastolic (bottom, lower) number. Both are important, & high blood pressure is a cause of stroke, kidney disease, & heart disease. If the blood pressure is consistently high in a young person, evaluation for treatable causes of secondary hypertension may be indicated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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