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What causes high diastolic pressure in people?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Most idiopathic

Most systolic or diastolic hypertension is 'essential" (no reason, you just have it).
It does run in families. There are certain unusual causes such as adrenal tumors and blockage in the arteries that supply the kidney which cause "secondary hypertension". (there is a cause.) coarctation of the aorta is another example of "correctible hypertension.".

In brief: Most idiopathic

Most systolic or diastolic hypertension is 'essential" (no reason, you just have it).
It does run in families. There are certain unusual causes such as adrenal tumors and blockage in the arteries that supply the kidney which cause "secondary hypertension". (there is a cause.) coarctation of the aorta is another example of "correctible hypertension.".
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Diastolic bp

Usually stiffening of the arteries and loss of elasticity.

In brief: Diastolic bp

Usually stiffening of the arteries and loss of elasticity.
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