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Is these results of my BP too low for diastolic pressure

I am a female 60 years old 5 4 weighing 172 lbs. I am taking Amlodipine-benazepril 5-20 1x day, Indapamide 1.25 1x day, and atenolol 50 mg 1x a day my blood pressure reading for today has been 133/61, 135/39 and 117/39 is this too low for diastolic pressure
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
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Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding you BP concern I would recommend to check first your equipment: Is it well calibrated?!!
Your increased pulse pressure (difference between systolic and diastolic readings) should be investigated to find the reason. A valvular heart disease (like aortic regurgitation). increased thyroid function, hypovolemia (excessive diuretics effet), may be possible reasons. Nevertheless, I would recommend to discuss wit hyour attending physician about these possibilities, and for a pissible modulation of yout antihypertensive treatment.
Hope to have been helpful to you. Greetings! Dr. Iliri
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