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Why could diastolic pressure be high?

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

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Age is #1

Risk factor. Our arteries stiffen as we age.
Obesity & sedentary life style as well as excessive alcohol.

In brief: Age is #1

Risk factor. Our arteries stiffen as we age.
Obesity & sedentary life style as well as excessive alcohol.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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