... No, you are right, of course. It should have read:
If either of the numbers is within a normal range, the reading is still considered LOWER than normal.....
sorry about the omission. I was expecting a phone call & rushing. I am editing my post to include this omission. Thank you for catching it!
flowergirl (6 replies)
Have I misunderstood this?
My DIA has always been within the normal ranges (60-80) and I've only ever had a problem with the SYS. Does this mean a BP reading of, say, 150-65 is considered "normal?"
Neil (6 replies)
... My resting Blood Pressure usually runs about 140/65 or 135/69. I am 65 and never had trouble with high blood pressure until I got hashimoto thyroiditism (hypo). I take 180 mg Diovan. What concerns me is the low diastolic. Is this bad? (6 replies)
... and then about a half hour later the diastolic goes up to 125, but the systolic stays a nice low 70s number. I have seen it shoot up to 135 before. ... (8 replies)
A. CAN I HAVE YOUR DOCTOR...PLEASE PLEASE! How logical she is, saying that aiming for 130/85 is good control.
B. More seriously, if I were you, getting a consistent 116/65 at home, I would definitely cut my dosage starting with the meds that are most bothersome; if none are, then I'd cut the most expensive (usually the ARB or the Norvasc:D) (11 replies)
... I specifically asked what was current thinking, systolic or diastolic more important, and I asked about pulse pressure. ... (11 replies)
1st off relax.When I feel anxious my 1st reading could be 137/85. My next reading could be 122/73 & the 3rd one will be 116/65. B/P varies as much as 30 points in a few minutes. Don't let it get to you. I know that it is hard, but trust me. The less that I think about it, the happier I am. Take a log of your B/P readings a couple of times a week. I have done this for... (1 replies)
... I would add alcohol withdrawal to your list. I had 193/100 after a 4 day binge 1 year ago. Nothing even close since. 116/65 today... (3 replies)
... Don't worry, you're ok! Diastolic pressure it's ussualy half plus one from systolic pressure. ... (10 replies)
... Hi there,
My BP averages around 135-145 / 65-70. From my understanding this places my systolic pressure about 15-20mm too high, yet my diastolic is 10-15 below "optimal". Does anyone know what causes the large difference between the two? And should I be worried? I am only 20 yrs old!!
I've had a good look over previous posts but can't find much on large "pulse pressures"... (10 replies)
... Here is a crude chart showing my average diastolic blood pressure from 1998 thru 2010. ... (14 replies)
... They are stiffer than a younger persons, producing systolic hypertension. You might try to get your systolic to 150 ish if you can achieve without getting your diastolic under 65. ... (8 replies)
... Pretty much agree. Took my last 1/2 pill about 3 days ago and already feel much better. Heart rate is between 65-75. Just trying the 25 mg HCTZ but my blood pressure has been between 140/147 systolic and 91/103 diastolic.
Will try for a few more days but already notified the Dr. and she calling in a triamterene/HCTZ combo. We will see. (6 replies)
... Hi everyone!
I am a 39 y.o female who started BP meds in 2010. I was put on Adalat XL 30 and 50mg of HCTZ per day.
Fast forward to summer 2012 and I have lost 35lbs, cut back drastically on smoking (plan to quit by the end of this year) and my daily readings were around 110/65. One day my doctor took my bp and it was 106/60! So she said, "Let's take you off the Adalat... (8 replies)
... I know that blood pressure can change every minute or even less. Is one reading of a low diastolic in the absence of symptoms anything to worry about? ... (3 replies)
... Over the past couple of years it has been rising, with my diastolic consistently above 65, and I was surprised that my GP only made one change to my medication. ... (0 replies)
... Hello all,
I'm new to the board. I'm looking for some input from people with experience on this topic.
I was diagnosed with moderately high blood pressure about six or seven years ago. I take 50mg of Cozaar once a day. I also take Toprol XL, 50 mg 2x per day for mitral valve prolapse.
I've been doing much more exercising the last year and also been doing slow... (3 replies)
... I am on Benicar 40 HCTZ, I take only 3/4 of the pill as I have been exercising and losing weight "nearly 20 lbs". What I want to know is the following.
22 year old male
Usually my systolic is 125-140 and my diastolic is 65-75. My machines average reads 132/75 although I am worried for one reason.
I get occasional high readings, like 155/81 or 146/84, I even had a... (4 replies)
... I've noticed that my bp has fluctuating like crazy. I know that bp changes constantly, but these are pretty big fluctuations. Both my systolic and diastolic pressures are changing by 30 mmHg without my moving. I will take it a few times in a row, without changing position, and its always different. ... (2 replies)
... also, atenolol's effectiveness seems to be wearing off slightly for some reason. my diastolic remains consistently low, between 65 and 75, but my systolic can range anywhere from 115 to 145 even while being on the medication. ... (50 replies)