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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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 low diastolic blood pressure?

How low?: If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of low diastolic blood pressure?

What are the main causes of low diastolic blood pressure?

Not many: Not many and not that important. Most common reason would be aortic insufficiency (leaky aortic valve).
Other than that, there are artifacts (errors) taking the blood pressure in someone with rigid arteries that will make diastolic BP artificially low.
True diastolic low BP (not related to leaky valve) requires NO treatment ...Read more

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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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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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What causes high diastolic blood pressure? Over 90 when Systolic hovers around 125. GP says I worry about BP to much, when its 140/95 worry. 43 male

What causes high diastolic blood pressure? Over 90 when Systolic hovers around 125. GP says I worry about BP to much, when its 140/95 worry. 43 male

Second opinion: Diastolic blood pressures over 80 in a 43 year old are not normal and may reflect any number of disorders associated with vascular compliance. I recommend you make an appointment with a heart or kidney doctor as they often have specialized training and experience in hypertension management. Treating your hypertension now will avoid significant problems when you are older. ...Read more

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What is meant by diastolic blood pressure?

What is meant by diastolic blood pressure?

Diastolic pressure: The diastolic blood pressure represents the lowest blood pressure that the vessels are subjected to during the circulation of the blood by the pumping action of the heart, and this occurs just before each heartbeat. The systolic blood pressure is the highest pressure in the blood vessels and this occurs immediately after each heart beat. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my diastolic blood pressure?

How can I reduce my diastolic blood pressure?

Several things: High diastolic pressure is usually related to volume retention due to kidney disease or high blood count. So usually medication that are vaso-dilators or diuretic or other blood pressure medications. Smoking, diabetes, sleep apnea or snoring and obesity are among the factors that elevate blood pressure therefore controlling these factors can also reduce blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is low diastolic blood pressure reading?

What is low diastolic blood pressure reading?

Less than 60: Go to this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

Less than 60: Please see this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. ...Read more

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What makes you have a diastolic blood pressure?

What makes you have a diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure measured in the arteries as the heart is relaxing and filling with blood while systolic pressure is the pressure measured when the heart is contracting. ...Read more

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Is a diastolic blood pressure of 53 dangerously low?

Is a diastolic blood pressure of 53 dangerously low?

NOW BP MAYBE OK: Asymptomatic chronic low blood pressure is generally not a problem. However, some possible causes: low thyroid, low cortisol, heart disease, dehydration, blood loss, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), infection (sepsis). You may need lab tests to check these possibilites. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to have diastolic blood pressure as low as 58?

Sure: A low diastolic is not bad, in and of itself. Mine is <50. What could be a problem is if it is usually >70 or 80, and then suddenly drops to 60, you don't have enough pressure during the resting phase of your heart beat to keep blood pressure or flow to the brain. ...Read more

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What exactly is the significance of diastolic blood pressure?

What exactly is the significance of diastolic blood pressure?

Can be harmful: Diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure reached inside blood vessels, and occurs as the hear is relaxing between beats. Normal values are below 80. Diastolic BP above 90 (or systolic above 140) will increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. It is definitely worth having BP checked regularly and treated if high. ...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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What's the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What's the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic blood pressure (top #) is the pressure measured when the heart is contacting (ejecting blood) while diastolic pressure (bottom#) is the pressure when the heart is relaxing and filling with blood. ...Read more

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What is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic pressure (top number) is the pressure measured when the heart is contracting and ejecting blood. Diastolic pressure (bottomnumber) is the pressure measured when the heart is relaxing and filling with blood. ...Read more

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What are the differences between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

What are the differences between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?

Systolic diastolic: Systolic is the blood pressure when the heart contracts or the peak pressure while the diastolic pressure is when the heart is relaxed or the minimum pressure. ...Read more

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What could a low diastolic blood pressure reading in the 60's be due to?

What could a low diastolic blood pressure reading in the 60's be due to?

Good health: A low diastolic is not bad, in and of itself. Mine is <50. What could be a problem is if it is usually >70 or 80, and then suddenly drops to 60, you don't have enough pressure during the resting phase of your heart beat to keep blood pressure or flow to the brain. ...Read more

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How can I lower my systolic without lowering my diastolic blood pressure?

How can I lower my systolic without lowering my diastolic blood pressure?

Difficult: Difficult as lowering systolic generally lowers diastolic as well. My question is why are you concerned about not lowering your diastolic bp. ...Read more

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What might be causing me to have high diastolic blood pressure at only 24?

What might be causing me to have high diastolic blood pressure at only 24?

Multiple: There could be multiple causes including smoking, diabetes, lack of excercise/obesity, high salt diet. Family history also plays a significant role. Diastolic hypertension is more common in younger persons and should be treated. There are also multiple secondary causes that also need to be excluded. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What can be causing me to have very high diastolic blood pressure at only 22?

Many causes: Kidney disease, coarctation of the aorta, renal artery hyperplasia, adrenal hyperplasia to name a few. Get a work up! ...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 percentage of woman have a diastolic blood pressure less than 60 mm hg? Is it normal and expected?

What percentage of woman have a diastolic blood pressure less than 60 mm hg? Is it normal and expected?

Good health: A low diastolic is not bad, in and of itself. Mine is <50. What could be a problem is if it is usually >70 or 80, and then suddenly drops to 60, you don't have enough pressure during the resting phase of your heart beat to keep blood pressure or flow to the brain. There is not really a difference between men and women, per se, so I cannot reliably answer that question for women. ...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. Gregory Moneta
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Diastolic Blood Pressure (Definition)

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