Why is my diastolic BP so high?

Why is my diastolic BP so high?

Those factors include diabetes, kidney disease, obesity, smoking, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), or a history of heart disease or a heart attack.

What is the best and safest blood pressure medication?

ACE Inhibitors, or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), are recommended as first line therapy because they lower blood pressure and the risk of stroke and heart disease. ACE inhibitors are cheap, well tolerated medications that end in -il (for example: lisinopril, enalapril, benazepril).

What is the fastest way to lower diastolic blood pressure?

Follow the 20 tips below to help lower your overall blood pressure, including diastolic blood pressure.

  1. Focus on heart-healthy foods.
  2. Limit saturated and trans fats.
  3. Reduce sodium in your diet.
  4. Eat more potassium.
  5. Lay off the caffeine.
  6. Cut back on alcohol.
  7. Ditch sugar.
  8. Switch to dark chocolate.

What medications cause elevated diastolic blood pressure?

The drugs that are recommended to treat diastolic hypertension in some people (depending on co-existing conditions etc.) are ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers. The diuretics and non-selective beta blockers would not be first choices in therapy.

What does it mean to have high diastolic blood pressure?

High diastolic pressure is a sign that the heart is working harder than normal. A rising diastolic pressure may be a cue that a person is developing high blood pressure. As a person grows older, her systolic pressure tends to rise while diastolic blood pressure stays the same or drops.

What are the dangers of high diastolic pressure?

People with higher systolic blood pressure had a greater risk of bleeding strokes and stable angina (chest pain), while those with higher diastolic blood pressure were more likely to be diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm.