• bigmac bigmac
    May 11, 2009
    low diastolic pressure, low resting pulse
    bigmac bigmac
    May 11, 2009

    I've been taking analapril and cozaar for several years and my BP is usually 135/65. Why is the lower number so low? also after 40 years of master swimming my resting pulse is 42. Too low?



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    May 13, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    May 13, 2009

    Hi Bigmac,


    A diastolic blood pressure reading of 65 is actually quite good and not too low. The more fit you are the lower resting heart rate tends to be.  However, I recommend being evaluated by your physician to determine if your resting heart rate warrants concern.


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure



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