Stubborn diastolic number

Q:  I am on high blood pressure medicine. Why is it that my bottom number (diastolic) never goes down? It ranges from 93 to 98 all the time. What makes the bottom number go up?

A:  Your blood pressure is not in good control based on your readings. You need to be re-evaluated by your physician. For a good discussion on what causes high blood pressure and beneficial life style changes  click here

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