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emaddinaa (@emaddinaa)

Diastolic blood pressure

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Mar 20, 2019 | Replies (14)

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Welcome to Connect, @evittan. Diastolic blood pressure or the bottom number is of more concern in younger people, because diastolic tends to naturally decrease with age and systolic tends to get higher with age, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. A bottom reading of 100 or higher means the heart is working harder than it should. Left untreated, hypertension can result in aneurysms but that’s not the only complication. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/high-blood-pressure

I’m tagging @maryswims @Drew944 @ladybugmg @staystable @nancyjac @thankful @clark711 and Mentors @hopeful33250 and @predictable as they may be able to share their insights. Since high diastolic blood pressure is more of a concern if other chronic conditions exist as well, I’d urge you to get a second opinion, @evittan. Have you experienced any accompanying symptoms with the high diastolic reading?

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I’m 48 with 108/60 – think mine was GNC supplements- unbelievable – checking with genetics next week.

Thank you for your reply. I do experience symptoms when it goes high. I'll be sitting working at my computer, and then I feel odd. I take my BP and it's 123 over 100. I know that sounds impossible. I had it checked in doctor's office. It went to 150 over 130. But usually it's 120 over 60.