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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Liver-Jue) Headache

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    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Liver-Jue) Headache

    The so-called Liver-Jue refers to the location of the headache. Liver-Jue is located right at the top (vertex) of the head. In TCM, this type is called Liver-wind type, Liver-conflict type, or Liver-yang type.

    Essential hypertension's major symptoms are headache and vertigo. Therefore it is not surprising that, in traditional Chinese medicine, it is classified accordingly as 'headache' and 'vertigo'.

    Main points of diagnosis:

    1.      For benign cases, there are rarely any symptoms at early stages. Sometimes headache, dizziness, ill temper, insomnia, tinnitus, pounding sensation in head can be observed.

    2.      Systolic pressure goes above 160 mmHg, diastolic pressure is around 90-100 mmHg, sometimes higher. Elevation of diastolic pressure is more significant for diagnosis.

    3.      In prolonged and severe cases, palpitation, numbness of extremities can be observed. In cases of heart failure, symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, edema can be observed.

    4.      When blood pressure elevates abruptly by certain factors, possible symptoms are severe headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. When this happens, it is called hypertensive crisis.

    5.      When the symptoms involve brain, patients may have severe headache, vomiting, sleepiness or coma. If disturbance of consciousness, convulsion, loss of speech or hemiplegia are present, this is hypertensive encephalopathy.

    6.      In acute cases, systolic pressure may shoot up to 220-250 mmHg. Of those who died of this malignant type, 60% died of heart attacks, 20% died of stroke or cerebral thrombosis, 10% died of uremia.

    7.      In addition to blood test, urine test, and chest X-ray, fundus exam is useful in determining the degree of hypertension.

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