My dad , who is 70 years old, has had hypertension problem( 160/100 mm Hg) for many years and always taken medicines. In the past few months his diastolic pressure dropped to as low as 45--55 mm Hg, while the systolic pressure is around 130-140 mm Hg.
My question is, what harm the extra low diastolic pressure do to his body ? is there any potential life-threatening risk involved ?
My dad is in China. and none of the doctors there could give a decent explanation regarding my questions.
So do you think it may be of help if he takes smaller dosage or switch to another blood pressure controlling medicine ? Apparently low diastolic pressure is not paid as much attention as low systolic pressure.View Thread
Thanks very much for your reply. But my dad does has high blood pressure ( both systolic and diastolic) , as much as 160/100 mmHg. It is the medicine that makes his diastolic too low while keeps the systolic pressure normal.