What causes low diastolic blood pressure?

How low? . If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that.

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What causes high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure in a young athletic man?

Being athletic. This is physiologic rather than pathologic when a large stroke volume, often accompanied by a slow heart rate, is produced by the very strong heart. I've seen it often as a sometime sports physician. Read more...

What are the main causes of low diastolic blood pressure?

Not many. Not many and not that important. Most common reason would be aortic insufficiency (leaky aortic valve). Other than that, there are artifacts (errors) taking the blood pressure in someone with rigid arteries that will make diastolic BP artificially low. True diastolic low BP (not related to leaky valve) requires NO treatment. Read more...

What can cause a high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure?

Many causes. Dr. Fisher correctly notes that the most common causes is stiffening of the vessels as we age. Widened pulse pressure (the difference) is common if you're simply excited, athletic, have a fever, are hyperthyroid, have paget's of the bone or a dialysis shunt, are anemic or pregnant, or have an aortic valve that won't close right. Read more...

What is a low diastolic blood pressure number?

Less than 60. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590. Read more...

What does normal systolic and low diastolic blood pressure mean?

Valve issue. It can be a sign of a specific type of heart valve condition. I recommend seeing a cardiologist for an evaluation. Read more...
Nothing. In health, your body lowers your diastolic pressure to whatever is required to maintain proper perfusion of blood to your entire body. There's really no such thing as 'low diastic pressure' in my opinion, and I've never seen in four decades in medicine anything to make me think this is something you should worry about. Read more...

What could a low diastolic blood pressure reading in the 60's be due to?

Good health. A low diastolic is not bad, in and of itself. Mine is <50. What could be a problem is if it is usually >70 or 80, and then suddenly drops to 60, you don't have enough pressure during the resting phase of your heart beat to keep blood pressure or flow to the brain. Read more...

Would it be just fine to have high systolic blood pressure and low diastolic blood pressure?

Wide pulse pressure. When systolic and diastolic are very far apart in the absence of obvious illness, your physician may look for a reason. This can be anything from unrecognized paget's of the bone, hyperthyroidism, aortic valve regurgitation, or just being excited over having your blood presure taken. For now, suggest you follow it closely. Read more...