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Doctor insights on: Why Does Your Diastolic Pressure Sometimes Lower After Exercise

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Why does our diastolic pressure decrease with exercise?

Why does our diastolic pressure decrease with exercise?

Blood pressure: the peripheral vasculature dilates with exercise this facilitates runoff from the arterial system during both phases and decreases the pressure in diastole ...Read more

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What does a lower diastolic pressure means?

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 more

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How can I lower diastolic pressure of heart?

How can I lower diastolic pressure of heart?

Diastolic pressure: We use the same medicines for systolic and diastolic pressure. Decreasing vascular resistance will lower diastolic pressure, decreasing intravascular volume will decrease diastolic pressure, and other steps... ...Read more

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Why can't a doctor get my diastolic pressure to decrease?

He can: There are many medications that can reduce the diastolic blood pressure. A combination of several of them might be needed but it should be possible to lower the pressure. Of course, if you are on several medications, you are more likely to get side effects. So the problem is lowering it without intolerable side effects. ...Read more

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I took a pre-workout drink once, and ever since my diastolic pressure is >90. What can I do to lower it?

I took a pre-workout drink once, and ever since my diastolic pressure is >90. What can I do to lower it?

Doubtful: I doubt that the two occurrences are related. Are you measuring your BP at complete rest (for 15 minutes)? Is the cuff large enough for your biceps ? Many brands of birth control pills cause htn. I suspect one of the above 3 issues is contributing - not the drink. ...Read more

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Why does my diastolic pressure raise when I stand up?

You need: Higher BP when standing to supply the brain with blood and overcome effects of gravity....Systolic should also rise. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between systolic and diastolic pressure?

Pulsatile flow: Blood flows through the arteries in a pulsatile fashion, propelled by rhythmic contractions of the left ventricle. The pulsatile flow means that the pressure is higher in systole (when the heart contracts) and lower in diastole (when the heart relaxes). Systolic pressure is the peak pressure and diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure. ...Read more

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How can someone hear the diastolic pressure?

You don't: Actually the diastolic blood pressure is the point at which you no longer here a tapping sound as you slowly release the pressure in the blood pressure cuff. So it is actually not hearing the sounds. Sometimes instead of disappearing completely, the sounds just get muffled at the level of the diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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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