Bottom number only high with BP

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I am on meds for my BP ramiprill. 10mg, and although the top number is ok 134 the bottom reading never seem to be stable mainly between 90 - 105, can change hr to hr regardless on what I am doing - should I be worried. Sick of going to and fro to GP,

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    Believe we have every reason to be concerned when BP is way over the norm, although cannot go along with medication as the only way forward as I do believe the side effects quite often reduce our quality of life whereby we are no better . This is why I am seeking to find out how effective the deep breathing aid of a Resperate moniter is
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    I agree Mick. not always sure if the headaches/ tinkling feeling in ears/nose/arms etc etc, is caused by BP or the Meds.. I am determind to get off the meds in 2014. starting with a healthier diet and exercise - I too have also had a quick look into the breathing method, a lot of people swear by it, I am also going to try and do some yoga as breathing is a big part of that. I'll be very interested if you see any effect on your bp with the breathing aid.

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    I think you should be worried Wuzzle although it depends on your age. I read that a high diastolic no in younger people is more serious than in older people. That said, when mine was high [before starting medication last May] the dr was banging on about having TWO high bp numbers, and I'm 71. She seemed more concerned than me so I assume there was some truth in it!
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    I met a lady who goes round the country checking industrial/building workers BP who in general do not have a healthy lifestyle. She said that she is usually not too concerned about high systolic systolic readings but tells ones with diastolic over 90 to see their doctor or the company one.

    My BP despite treatment with every know drug over the past 14 years can often be 210/110. Recently I had diastolic morning highs of up to 124. I told the hopeless cardiology registrar I saw last month and she replied 'That's all right, that's not too high"

    Has anyone here been to a specialist hypertension clinic?

    I'm going to start a separate discussion on that.

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