Diastolic pressure is the pressure of the blood in your arteries when they are relaxed (when the heart is between pumps). This pressure is requried to push blood to all your
body cells, feeding them with life giving Oxygen/nutrients and removing waste products.
If diastolic pressure gets too low, this ability is lessened and tissue can become damaged. If diastolic pressure is below 60 is it classed as low blood pressure (hypotension). Headaches and other symptoms can come into play due to the pressure being too low. Anything above 90 is classed as hypertension (high blood pressure).
In severe cases the difference between the systolic and diastolic can be monitored but
this is difficult. Even changing your posture can alter the diastolic pressure, as can
coughing. So, our pressures are constantly changing. The normal range for diastolic pressure is 60-90.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.