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Why Does My Diastolic Pressure Raise When I Stand Up
Why would you?: A low diastolic blood pressure could be due to leaking of the aortic valve or other problems so finding the cause is important. If you feel well, a low pressure, diastolic or systolic, may not be a bad thing. People with relatively low blood pressure live longer. And, how low are you talking about? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Changes are common: Usually systolic and diastolic BP will drop minimally while standing unless you are dehydrated. If you are healthy and do not have hbp, there is no use in measuring BP and could be generate plenty of anxiety. If you want to be healthy, i rather you spend your energy in exercising and eating right. ...Read more
Here are some reason: During excercise the muscles increase demand for blood and therefore the arterial system is dilated for increased blood flow. Additionally excercise in general increases the compliance of the vessels and as a result diastolic blood pressure is decreased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: Some people who walk around and feel well have diastolic bps of zero. (at least as estimated by a BP cuff which is an indirect measurement). My only caveat: get an echo and be sure you don't have aortic regurgitation which can be severe, cause no symptoms for years, and be hard to detect with a stethoscope. ...Read more
Vascular tone: Both systolic and diastolic pressures are significantly impacted by the level of vascular tone or "resistance" or restriction to a given rate of blood flow. Although we have excellent medication options for managing vascular resistance, I have found that good cardiovascular conditioning seems to positively impact the diastolic blood pressure by enhancing "run off" in the peripheral vascular bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Artery Stiffness: The diastolic blood pressure or the "bottom number" when the blood pressure is taken is when the pressure at which the heart beat is no longer heard by the stethescope. It is related to the stiffness of the arterial tree in the body. The stiffer the artery the higher the diastolic pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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