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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?

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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Why is there no increase in diastolic pressure after exercising?

Physiology: Diastolic pressure reflects the properties of the arterial tree in between heart beats. Exercise causes blood vessels to dilate, reducing resistance to forward flow (decreased impedance or afterload). Diastolic pressure remains the same or even falls following vigorous exercise. Systolic pressure initially rises but it falls to below baseline levels during cooldown. This is normal exercise physio. ...Read more

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Why could my systolic pressure change, but not my diastolic pressure?

Both can: But your systolic blood pressure can vary more based on your activity, stress, and the volume of fluid in your vessels. ...Read more

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What is the reason for low diastolic pressure and how can it be treated?

Diastolic pressure: Low diastolic pressure relates to the peripheral vascular resistance, the intravascular volume and the integrity of the aortic valve. Any variable that changes one of these factors can relate to low diastolic pressure. ...Read more

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How come my diastolic pressure doesn't go down but my systolic pressure does?

How come my diastolic pressure doesn't go down but my systolic pressure does?

False measurement: First recheck measurement with a manual cuff because it could be an inaccurate reading. Diastolic BP is a measure of the BP in the vessels when the heart is relaxing between beats. It can be considered a form of pre hypertension if it is elevated say during exercise but eventually returns to normal (. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a diastolic pressure is higher than the systolic pressure?

Blood pressure: It means impossible. By definition systolic pressure is the "top" value and diastolic the "bottom" value. Always :-). ...Read more

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If a diastolic pressure rises a lot more than the systolic pressure, what does it mean?

Not much: Wether your diastolic pressure is rising more than your systolic pressure means the same as when it is the other way around. It is hypertension and to be treated the same. ...Read more

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How come my diastolic pressure is usually above 80 and appears less stable than my systolic pressure?

How come my diastolic pressure is usually above 80 and appears less stable than my systolic pressure?

Depends on technique: How one takes the BP such as position of the arm body position etc can affect the reading. In general isystolic pressure however is more labile than the diastolic pressur. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety cause diastolic pressure to rise?

Can severe anxiety cause diastolic pressure to rise?

Yes: Increases in diastolic pressure (and systolic pressure) occur during periods of severe anxiety, as anxiety is tied to stress hormones that increase pressure within the cariocascular system. Even onset of mild/moderate situational anxiety can increase pressure, such as white coat syndrome (ie, BP goes up due to anxiety of being in a medical clinic). If a concern be sure to talk with your provider. ...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