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I cant seem to get my diastolic BP lower than 96-100

I can't seem to get my diastolic BP lower than 96-100.?
The lower number that represents the ability of the heart to relax is continually high. Lisinopril doesn't help! The systolic I can control - 120-130 .
Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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hi please get ultrasound of your kidney if normal along with your present add diuretic under supervision odf doctor.monitor reagularly.
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You are saying you are already on Lisinopril and it doesn't seem to have any effect on your Diastolic hypertension, then let your cardiologist know about this. Unfortunately here on Yahoo Answers we can only advise you on general measures to keep your heart healthier, eg diet and excercise. Your cardiologist might consider changing your drug group. Lisinopril and Captopril come from Angiotension-Converting-Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE inhibitors). The drug group I would actually try you on if I was your cardiologist is called Angiotensin II Receiptor Antagonists eg Cozaar, Candesartan, etc. Explaining to you how these 2 drug groups differ from each other might be too much for you. Do consult your cardiologist.
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