What happens when diastolic blood pressure is high?

Answer Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the walls of arterial blood vessels as the heart pumps and relaxes. Measured using a sphygmomanometer, the systolic pressure measures the peak pressure on... Read More »

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What is the significance of a high diastolic blood pressure?

Your blood pressure is made up of two separate numbers: systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. Combined, they help to indicate the level of pressure placed on your blood vessels by the movement ... Read More »

What is a high systolic&diastolic blood pressure?

You measure blood pressure using two numbers, the systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure measures your blood pressure as your heart beats and diastolic pressure measures the blood pressure betwe... Read More »

What are the causes of high diastolic blood pressure?

When you suffer from high diastolic blood pressure, an abnormal amount of force is being placed on your arteries when your heart is at rest. Normally, your diastolic blood pressure (the bottom numb... Read More »

High systolic low diastolic blood pressure?

The difference between your systolic (the number on top of your BP, the 139) and the diastolic (the # on the bottom, 61) is called the pulse pressure. Normal pulse pressure is 40.High pulse pressu... Read More »