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High & Low Blood Pressure board


I've read in the medical literature that there is concern about the diastolic being so low. I have the same problem with mine being in the 50's & sometimes low 40's. But my systolic goes up at the drop of the hat so I have to tolerate the low diastolic.

Below 50 is considered low b/p especially if you have symptoms like feeling weak, dizzy, difficulty thinking. The HBP guidelines used to say not to go below 70.

Norvasc is a drug that might help since it works on the systolic mostly. I tried it but got too many side effects. Even HCTZ might help even though it does lower the dystolic too. Let us know if you find out any other info. Fam