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

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Dr. Alan Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Heldman
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