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Suggest treatment for low blood pressure

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Posted on Wed, 28 Oct 2015
Question: how do you raise the lower number of your blood pressure
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand your concern and would like to know your actual blood pressure values.

How low is your diastolic blood pressure? The first thing I would recommend doing is to try to find the cause of your low diastolic blood pressure (the lower number of blood pressure).

A low diastolic blood pressure would be below 60mm Hg. Above these values, it is considered normal. When this diastolic blood pressure is coupled with systolic blood pressure values above 100mm Hg (the upper value of your blood pressure), this would indicate an isolated low diastolic blood pressure with a wide pulse pressure (the mathematical difference between them).

Do you take any antihypertensive drugs?

You should know that one of the most common causes of low diastolic blood pressure is antihypertensive therapy (the drugs used to treat high blood pressure).

From the other hand it can be normal in aged persons a wide pulse pressure with a low diastolic pressure. It can be explained with the impaired aortic compliance associated with aging, which results in a rise in systolic blood pressure and a fall in diastolic blood pressure.

Anyway, I would recommend consulting with your GP for a careful physical examination, a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, blood electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests) to be sure that everything is OK and there is no other underlying condition which could cause this decrease in diastolic blood pressure.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above possibilities.

Meanwhile I would recommend you to take plenty of fluids (juices, water), increase salt and caffeine intake with food and perform a lot of physical activity (walking and aerobics).

You should avoid dehydration and extreme heat or sun exposure.

If your blood pressure is still low, wearing support socking would help increase your blood pressure.

Hope to have been helpful!

Feel free to ask any other questions, whenever you need!

Best regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! I understand your concern and would like to know your actual blood pressure values. How low is your diastolic blood pressure? The first thing I would recommend doing is to try to find the cause of your low diastolic blood pressure (the lower number of blood pressure). A low diastolic blood pressure would be below 60mm Hg. Above these values, it is considered normal. When this diastolic blood pressure is coupled with systolic blood pressure values above 100mm Hg (the upper value of your blood pressure), this would indicate an isolated low diastolic blood pressure with a wide pulse pressure (the mathematical difference between them). Do you take any antihypertensive drugs? You should know that one of the most common causes of low diastolic blood pressure is antihypertensive therapy (the drugs used to treat high blood pressure). From the other hand it can be normal in aged persons a wide pulse pressure with a low diastolic pressure. It can be explained with the impaired aortic compliance associated with aging, which results in a rise in systolic blood pressure and a fall in diastolic blood pressure. Anyway, I would recommend consulting with your GP for a careful physical examination, a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, blood electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests) to be sure that everything is OK and there is no other underlying condition which could cause this decrease in diastolic blood pressure. You should discuss with your doctor on the above possibilities. Meanwhile I would recommend you to take plenty of fluids (juices, water), increase salt and caffeine intake with food and perform a lot of physical activity (walking and aerobics). You should avoid dehydration and extreme heat or sun exposure. If your blood pressure is still low, wearing support socking would help increase your blood pressure. Hope to have been helpful! Feel free to ask any other questions, whenever you need! Best regards, Dr. Iliri