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High systolic blood pressure accompanied by normal diastolic pressure is called isolated systolic hypertension, which is possibly caused by artery stiffness, heart valve problems or hyperthyroidism, according to Mayo Cli... More »

If someone has high diastolic blood pressure, it does not necessarily mean that they have high systolic blood pressure, notes the Mayo Clinic. It is possible to have isolated high diastolic or isolated high systolic bloo... More »

High systolic blood pressure can be lowered by eating a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, exercising frequently and losing weight, according to Ask Doctor K. People who do not see changes to their systolic blood pres... More »

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High systolic blood pressure can be lowered by eating a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, exercising frequently and losing weight, according to Ask Doctor K. People who do not see changes to their systolic blood pres... More »

If someone has high diastolic blood pressure, it does not necessarily mean that they have high systolic blood pressure, notes the Mayo Clinic. It is possible to have isolated high diastolic or isolated high systolic bloo... More »

A blood pressure reading of 150 over 100 millimeters of mercury indicates that a person may have severe hypertension, according to Mayo Clinic. A physician takes at least two-to-three blood pressure readings before she d... More »

A blood pressure reading of 200/180 does not fall within the range for a normal blood pressure and is considered to be stage 2 hypertension, as stated by Mayo Clinic. Normal blood pressure readings are 120/80 or below fo... More »