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Am I an anomaly? :confused: My blood pressure is 123/47...pulse 79. The systolic # (123) is normal and yet the diastolic number is really low (47). I understand that normal diastolic numbers are usually between 60 and 80.

I have been on a glandular adrenal supplement for 2 years which has basically had no effect at all on my blood pressure. At the time I started the supplement it was about 115/50.

Any suggestions why this would be and should I be concerned?
Thanks much.
That very low diastolic is odd indeed. That makes for a relatively high pulse pressure (systolic minus diastolic - was 65, now closing in on 80), but I'm not sure the cautions against a high pulse pressure would pertain to these lower numbers. It would certainly be something to run by your Dr. What time of day are you taking it, and are you sitting, lying down or standing? Is your arm elevated when you take it? or down with your hand in your lap?
[QUOTE=cloud2;3170147]That very low diastolic is odd indeed. That makes for a relatively high pulse pressure (systolic minus diastolic - was 65, now closing in on 80), but I'm not sure the cautions against a high pulse pressure would pertain to these lower numbers. It would certainly be something to run by your Dr. What time of day are you taking it, and are you sitting, lying down or standing? Is your arm elevated when you take it? or down with your hand in your lap?[/QUOTE]
Hi Cloud,
Thanks very much for your reply. I just happen to be at the pharmacy earlier this week to fill my synthroid script and I took it there using their blood pressure 'kiosk'. I was sitting and it was around 11 a.m. I think or possibly early afternoon (I don't remember for sure....one of the casualties of low adrenals being poor memory.....groan).
I hope to see my endo in Toronto in the fall and I can run that by him then. Other than that, all I have is a nurse practicioner (doctor shortage in our community) and I think it would be out of her level of expertise.
However, I would appreciate any input you might have on this unusual bp Cloud, or any one else who might have seen this in anyone else.
Thanks much again.





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