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What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Needs treatment

Either systolic or diastolic hypertension, or both, can lead to complications if not treated.
It used to be thought that diastolic was worse than systolic but nowadays most experts feel that they are equally dangerous. Lack of treatment can result in damage to the heart, kidneys, and/or brain so get help even if you feel well.

In brief: Needs treatment

Either systolic or diastolic hypertension, or both, can lead to complications if not treated.
It used to be thought that diastolic was worse than systolic but nowadays most experts feel that they are equally dangerous. Lack of treatment can result in damage to the heart, kidneys, and/or brain so get help even if you feel well.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can cause damage

Diastolic BP above 90 will increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
It is definitely worth having BP checked regularly and treated if high.

In brief: Can cause damage

Diastolic BP above 90 will increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
It is definitely worth having BP checked regularly and treated if high.
Dr. William Haynes
Dr. William Haynes
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