Hypertension is a disorder marked by intermittent or consistent elevation of blood pressure. Generally a sustained diastolic of 90 mmHg and systolic of 140 mmHg or more, qualifies as hypertension. The risk to patient relates to long-term damage.
Type of Hypertension
Essential hypertension is the most common type. it may related to family medical history, races, stress, obesity, diet sedentary life style and aging.
Secondary hypertension may result from renal vascular disease, cushing syndrome, diabetes, dysfunction of the thyroid of pituitary, pregnancy.
Symptom of Hypertension
- Headache on occipital region, which when subsides spontaneously.
- Dizziness and/or fatigue
- Nose bleeding, blood urine, weakness, blurred vision and chest pain
- Stenosis or occlusion of carotid artery.
- Enlarged kidneys
Acupuncture treatment for hypertension
- Nei Guan
- Qu Chi
- Tai Chong
- San Ying Jiao etc.
Drug treatment can include diuretics, beta-adrenergic blockers,calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors,and angiotensin receptor blockers.