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Why Diastolic Blood Pressure Is High
What does it mean when my diastolic blood pressure is high but systolic is normal? I’ve had two readings out of range and the latest one was 120/96.
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
What's recommendation if my diastolic blood pressure is high (80-90) but systolic blood pressure is normal (115-125)?
What drug is best old patients when systolic blood pressure is high and diastolic blood pressure is either normal or low?
Many options: Physician will MAP out plan & monitor therapies....Fyi systolic BP tends to be of more importance than diastolic. ...Read more
My blood pressure is high sometimes and I am taking inderal (propranolol) for 10 yrs. My diastolic blood pressure sometime 104 is it save for me or change medicine?
See your doctor: A diastolic blood pressure of 104 is too high. Your medication will need to be adjusted. Your doctor knows your medical history and will know whether to adjust your dose, add a medication or change you medication. ...Read more
Wide pulse pressure: When systolic and diastolic are very far apart in the absence of obvious illness, your physician may look for a reason. This can be anything from unrecognized paget's of the bone, hyperthyroidism, aortic valve regurgitation, or just being excited over having your blood presure taken. For now, suggest you follow it closely. ...Read more
Aging.: As we age vessels become stiffer. Stiffer vessels are associated with this. ...Read more
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
Use systolic: For ambulatory or home monitoring, use systolic measurements (the top number) -- the diastolic measurements are less accurate. ...Read more
Is it okay to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure? Is that anything bad?
Vascular health....: Generally seen with hardening of arteries, a wide pulse pressure is an insight into disease of the vascular system. It is associated with an increase in risk of heart attack and stroke. Lowering the systolic bp, statins, aspirin, diabetes control, smoking cessation, healthy diet and exercise all play a part in decreasing the risk. ...Read more
My husband has high diastolic blood pressure why are tomatoes and sweet peppers bad for him? What food helps reduce it?
Diastolic BP: Diastolic hypertension is serious. Be sure that a doctor is managing it and follow up is frequent. Tomato and sweet peppers are not bad for hypertension of either category. Both contain antioxidants, which are good, and potassium, which can be good if kidneys are healthy. Best diet for HIBP is low salt, low saturated fat, high polyunsaturated fats, with balance toward mostly plant sources of food. ...Read more
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
Has high diastolic blood pressure. Doctor prescribed coaprovel 300/25 mg half tablet a day. What is considered good blood pressure in this case?
<135/<85: Normal BP is <135/<85. For everybody.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: High diastolic blood pressure keeps the resting pressure in the blood vessels high. This results in more fluid "seeping" out into the surrounding soft tissue -- and usually this is dependent. Feet are dependent -- and so they swell. It can also be due to too much fluid in the system or the heart not being able to push enough blood around. ...Read more
Is having a consistently lower than normal diastolic blood pressure a good or bad thing (i.e between 40-50 mmhg) if the systolic pressure is the normal range (i.e in the 90s mmhg)?
Prob normal for you: There are some red flags associated with a low diastolic blood pressure in older people (may mean arteries are stiffer, or taking too much of an anti--hypertensive drug (s), but in a young male such as yourself, it is likely normal. Especially since your systolic blood pressure, while normal, is on the low side, too. Unless you have symptoms such as dizziness/light-headedness, I would not worry:) ...Read more
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
No: No unless the heart has stopped and both are zero. ...Read more
Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts.
Diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. ...Read more
No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure immediately before the subsequent contraction. Diastolic blood pressure can never be higher than systolic blood pressure. ...Read more