The most important facts of Diastolic blood pressure | youknowhealth

Diastolic blood pressure

Diastolic blood pressure is defined as the pressure exerted by the blood within the arteries in between heartbeats which means when the heart is not releasing blood into the arteries. When the heart completes its contraction, the cardiac ventricles relax for sometimes in order to fill with blood again and prepare itself for next contraction. Here ventricular relaxation is known as diastole and the blood pressure generating during the diastole is called diastolic blood pressure.

The most important facts of Diastolic blood pressure | youknowhealth
The most important facts of Diastolic blood pressure | youknowhealth

Why should we know about this?

There are various reasons to know about this type of blood pressure. It indicates some symptoms in our body like dizziness, headache, nose bleeding, difficulty in sleeping, nausea, heart palpations, night sweat, blurred vision and many more. If we are aware of this in earlier, we can easily overcome these of problems with proper guidance. 


It has three types.
  • normal - when the pressure is 80mmHg or below at quiet rest.
  • hypertension - when the pressure is increased during quiet rest.
  • hypotension - when the pressure is low during rest.

Reasons behind low diastolic blood pressure

There are various reasons behind it. Here are the major reasons discussed below.

  • heart problems- heart attack, heart failure, low heart rate, valve problems, etc.
  • dehydration- when body loses more water than it takes.
  • blood loss- when blood loss occurs due to injury or internal bleeding.
  • infection- when some infection enters the blood
  • lack of nutrient- lack of vitamin B-12 and folate can produce low pressure.
  • pregnancy- during pregnancy pressure gets low.
  • endocrine problems- parathyroid disease, diabetes, low blood sugar adrenal insufficiency.

Reasons behind high diastolic blood pressure

It can be caused by various reasons. These are as follows.

  • genetic factors
  • inappropriate contraction of tiny muscles in the anterior wall
  • hypothyrodism
  • inability of kidney to remove fluid from the body which causes angiotensin.

How can you lower your blood pressure naturally?

Here are some natural ways you can follow

1. Reduce sodium intake in your diet. It has been found that reducing sodium intake can make a huge difference in lowering B.P.

2. You must eat potassium-rich foods. The reason is simple. Potassium removes sodium and lowers BP. Always try to eat fresh foods and avoid processed foods. Some potassium-rich food items are- nuts, seeds, milk. yogurt, tuna, salmon, beans, fruits like banana, melons, oranges, avocados, apricots, vegetables like sweet potatoes, tomatoes, leafy greens etc.

3. Control your stress. Stress causes in raising B.P level. Try to listen some soothing music and reduce working hour.

4. If you are overweight then you must lose weight. According to a study, it has been found that losing body weight can help blood vessels to perform nice job of contracting and expanding, which further help left ventricle to pump blood easily.

5. Natural supplements like fish oil, whey protein, berberine, garlic extract, hibiscus etc you can take.

6. If you are in a smoking habit, you must quit in order to get a better result.

7. Eat berries. Berries contain polyphenol which is good for the heart.

8. Try to practice deep breathing and meditation. Both of these rejuvenate the parasympathetic nervous system and consequently, body gets relaxation heart rate lowers down and finally B.P level falls.

9. Reduce the intake of added sugar. Research has found that those who consume sugar-sweetened beverages are prone to get higher blood pressure level.

How can you lower your blood pressure with natural foods?

Here I provide some list food items that help in reducing your B.P level drastically. Check it out.

1. Coconut water contains both potassium and magnesium and these components are great muscle controller. As heart is a combination of muscle, then you can imagine how much coconut water will be beneficial to heart! So drink it.

2. Watermelon reduces hypertension drastically. Citrulline, a compound found in watermelon leads to the formation of nitric oxide which further activates various cells and systems. It is known as vascular systemic resistance. It stretches blood vessel which results in lowering B.P level. In order to get better health benefits, eat watermelon early in the morning.

3. Garlic is known as strong resistant to high B.P. So use it in your diet.

4. You can get fast relief by drinking a mixture of honey and lemon in water.

5.  Drink onion juice with half teaspoon honey for 2 weeks, you will get good result.

6. Papaya lowers B.P naturally. Hence you can eat one papaya for 1.5 months on an empty stomach daily.

7. Drink 7 to 11 glass of ionized water daily.


I hope this article informs you a lot. If you have any issues regarding diastolic B.P you must consult a doctor before taking any action. If you like this article you can share with anyone as you know Sharing is caring. Thank you very much.