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Re: About Diastolic Blood Pressure

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@alexak659402 Hi and welcome to the online community. 

 

I hope you'll post lots in the Health forums, as prevention education is vitally important.

 

You wrote: "Control and management of pressure in the blood vessels lies entirely on a conscious lifestyle geared toward avoidance of induced heart diseases. This includes constant weight management and weight loss if necessary, exercises, avoiding high cholesterol and fat diet, less alcohol, cutting down on salt and emphasizing on fruit and vegetable diet. Getting rid of blood pressure problems is not a difficult task, if you lead a disciplined life."

 

Hear, hear! Blood pressure can almost always be controlled through lifestyle.

 

Last weekend after competing in each a 5, 10 and 20K cycling race, then walking a mile to the health screening site, my blood pressure was 114/69. Clearly my level of activity is working for me. Smiley Happy

 

Here's a Mayo Clinic article, 10 Ways to Control Blood Pressure Without Medication, for more details, for anyone interested: 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-2...

 

 

 

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About Diastolic Blood Pressure

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What is Diastolic blood pressure?

As blood passes through the vessels, it exerts pressure which can either be systolic (when the heart beats) or diastolic (when the heart is resting). Pressure exerted by the blood is determined by a sphygmomanometer or a similar machine, with the systolic pressure on the top and diastolic pressure on the bottom, for say a 120/80 reading. This type of blood pressure is not a constant but changes frequently throughout the day depending on level of activity, posture, nicotine and other drug use and the amount of tension. All the same, readings below 60 are considered to be low while for above 90 it is high diastolic pressure.

Its Importance

The diastolic blood pressure crucially supplements the systolic blood pressure. It is the driving force behind creating enough force to send the blood into the vessels to all the body parts once it has been pumped by the heart. As you move away from the heart, the blood vessels get smaller and smaller branching in a tree like pattern. Without the requisite diastolic pressure, the blood that is pumped from the heart would not effectively travel to all parts of the body.

Low diastolic pressure

Diastolic pressure can either be too low (for readings below 60) or too high (for readings above 90). The former is called hypotension while the latter is called hypertension. For low blood pressure or for hypotension, the blood will not be able to supply nutrients and oxygen to far organs and cells far away from the heart in addition to removal of waste matter. This leads to death of the blood vessels, and severely affects the patient.

High Diastolic pressure

High diastolic pressure or hypertension has more disastrous health implications and is far too common than hypotension. It affects the small body organs and blood vessels with time leading tor hardening, scarring and loss of elasticity. They are thus more likely to rupture or to get blocked.

How to avoid high or low diastolic blood pressure

Control and management of pressure in the blood vessles lies entirely on a conscious lifestyle geared towards avoidance of induced heart diseases. This includes constant weight management and weight loss if necessary, exercises, avoiding high cholesterol and fat diet, less alcohol, cutting down on salt and emphasizing on fruit and vegetable diet. Getting rid of blood pressure problems is not a difficult task, if you lead a disciplined life.