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Autonomic Dysreflexia with Only an Increase in Diastolic Pressure?

Quad2020Quad2020 Member Posts: 4
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I was experiencing all the normal symptoms I have when I am experiencing AD and I took my blood pressure and my systolic is only elevated by around 5 mm Hg from myself baseline, but my diastolic is increased by 20 mm Hg from my baseline! Can this still be autonomic dysreflexia even though my systolic isn’t elevated? 

Thank you.


  • JHPRCJHPRC Moderator, Information Specialist Posts: 43 Information Specialist
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    AskNurseLinda any ideas? 

    I am going to provide a link to our AD factsheet for you to take a look at. 

    There is also a Nurse Advice Line offered through Craig Hospital which may be helpful to connect with. 

    You may also want to called 1-800-539-7309 and speak to one of our Information Specialists or fill out our online FORM so we can assist you  further with your inquiry. 
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