Diastolic vs. Systolic Pressure

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Diastolic vs. Systolic Pressure

Postby 3LittleBlessings » Sat Feb 08, 2014 08:05 pm

Does anyone know the difference between diastolic and systolic pressures? I've noticed in the last few days that my systolic pressure goes from normal to hypertensive and back again, but my diastolic has stayed consistently high (between 95-110). Just curious as to what that number means, and how concerned I should be if only that number remains high.
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Re: Diastolic vs. Systolic Pressure

Postby MomTimesThree » Mon Feb 10, 2014 03:11 am

Your systolic is more prone to environmental changes- like stress.. activity etc. Your diastolic tends to be more steady- so what you're experiencing is common... and those are high diastolic pressures. Remember you don't need both to be high for your blood pressure to be considered high.. just that 110 diastolic puts you in the veeeery high range. Don't hesitate to get checked out, and again if the one hospital isn't taking you seriously, go to a different one in your area that has MFM (high risk OBs) on staff.
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