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What Does A Low Diastolic Blood Pressure Mean
Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...Read more
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
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
Normal not = Healthy: No specific values were stated. By decades of human trials, NIH.gov, since 2003, officially considers systolic BP 120-139 as prehypertensive, diastolic BP 80-89 as prehypertensive. What do they mean by prehypertensive? High BP they are unsure is bad enough to tell Docs to Rx BP meds because many/most do not have a good long term track record in human trials, only a few do. Optimal rest PP 40mmHg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: As long as it is asymptomatic, low BP can imply health. There are lots of people who have systolic blood pressures in the 90s (the top number) and feel just fine. If the low BP causes symptoms (lightheadedness), then that might mean a condition where the body has a hard time keeping the pressures elevated. Your doctor can order a test to determine this. ...Read more
Well: It means that the pressure between your right side of your heart and the left side is higher than expected. These are the vessels that run through the lungs. There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension however and many ways to treat it. A cardiologist can best order the tests, make the diagnosis and offer treatment. Sleep apnea has become a common cause of this due to obesity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The top number: Is referred to as the systolic blood pressure. This is the maximal pressure in your arteries when your heart beats, sending a wave of blood coursing through your arteries. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, and represents the lowest residual blood pressure in your arteries between heart beats. ...Read more
Persistent > 140/90: Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Self-help: Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt. Still high: See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Danger: There are several potential causes for hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). It may mean overproduction of Insulin (from a variety of sources); excessive Insulin or other agents to treat diabetes; may be due to addison's disease (inadequate production of steroids); genetic metabolic deficiencies; starvation; and other factors. Any value below 70 mg/dl is considered low and may create symptoms. ...Read more
Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more
What does a blood pressure meaurement mean? What do the numbers in a blood pressure measurement indicate?
Systolic / Diastolic: The top number is the systolic and the bottom number is the diastolic. For adults, over 140 for the top or 90 for the bottom is usually considered too high. The number is not a fraction itself, this is just how it is denoted in the medical community. ...Read more
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