When is diastolic pressure normally low?

In the elderly. Hello livk -- diastolic pressure is commonly lower as we get older -- partly due to the increased stiffness of the vessel and low volume reserve. However, please note that diastolic pressure is rarely accurate using the automated home BP machine -.
Older patients. As people age, the diastolic pressure usually decreases, so for an 80 year old, for example, the blood pressure will be 140/60. Nothing is done about it unless the person is having major symptoms of lightheadedness or passing out.

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What is considered too low for diastolic pressure?

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What is an acceptable low diastolic pressure level?

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How low does a person's diastolic pressure have to be to be considered too low?

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