What raises diastolic blood pressure?

Answer Blood pressure is measured with two different readings know as systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. The diastolic measurement is the amount of pressure in blood vessels when the heart is relax... Read More »

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When is diastolic blood pressure too low?

A diastolic blood pressure of 60 or below is considered to be low. For someone that has chronic low blood pressure, the body accepts the lower range as normal and often has no side effects. If a p... Read More »

What is a low diastolic blood pressure?

Diastolic blood pressure is the amount of pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest. The Mayo Clinic defines a low diastolic blood pressure as a measurement less than 60 mm Hg (millimeters... 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 »

What affects diastolic blood pressure?

Between heartbeats, when you feel no pulse, you might think your blood pressure drops to zero. Yet it remains high enough to keep your blood flowing and, depending on certain factors, may even clim... Read More »