What can high diastolic pressure mean?

Needs evaluation. High blood pressure either systolic or diastolic needs evaluation and treatment to prevent complications such as stroke, heart attack, or kidney damage.
Blood pressure. High diastolic pressure implies a high intravascular volume relative to the peripheral vascular resistance. Many situations can be associated with this.

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Why could diastolic pressure be high?

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 more...
Age is #1. Risk factor. Our arteries stiffen as we age. Obesity & sedentary life style as well as excessive alcohol. Read more...

Why do people have high diastolic pressure?

Several reasons. The answer is the same for systolic blood pressure. Most is idiopathic (you just get it, no reason) and it does run in families. There are certain rare causes such as adrenal tumors, kidney diseases, or narrowing of the aorta that produce what is called secondary hypertension. Read more...
HTN. The pattern of high blood pressure is that young people tend to have high diastolic pressure and elderly people tend to have high systolic pressure. Both/either are harmful and should be controlled. The cause of essential hypertension has never been adequately determined. There is a genetic component and obesity is a risk factor. Read more...

What causes high diastolic pressure in people?

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.". Read more...

What to do if your systolic and diastolic pressure is high?

See doc, likely meds. Elevated systolic and diastolic BP implies likely needs for meds to control bp. If elevations are borderline high (130-140/80-90), would suggest checking at home, and then consider weight loss, alcohol and salt restriction to help. If frequent rechecks still show BP often in excess of 140/90, need to start med, along with physical exam and lab tests. Read more...

Is diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg too high for a person in their 20s? If so, what are the recommendations for lowering it?

Diastolic BP. Blood pressure is generally reported with two numbers: the systolic (top) number, & the diastolic (bottom, lower) number. Both are important, & high blood pressure is a cause of stroke, kidney disease, & heart disease. If the blood pressure is consistently high in a young person, evaluation for treatable causes of secondary hypertension may be indicated. . Read more...

What can low diastolic pressure mean?

Not much. A lower diastolic number means nothing unless it's less than what's expected to be normal for a particular patient, based in overall health and age. Read more...
Several causes. Advanced generalized arteriosclerosis, severe aortic insufficiency, thyrotoxicosis, anemia or measurement artifact are the most frequent culprits. Read more...

What does a lower diastolic pressure means?

Stiff arteries. A normal or high systolic pressure with a low diastolic pressure suggests stiff arteries. If you think of pumping blood into a solid pipe, the pressure would fall to zero between pumping. The arteries usually expand during systole, but if they cannot, the swings in pressure will be greater than normal. Read more...
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...