Brief Summary: On May 22, 2011, Hauwa, from Nigeria, who had been suffering from hypertension for eight years, accompanied by fatigue, dizziness, headache and blurred vision, was hospitalized in our hospital. She achieved some great improvement after nearly one month TCM treatment.

Record of Hospitalization

Name: Hauwa                                   Sex: Female

Age: 64                                            Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Nigerian                        Date of Admission: May 22, 2011

Companion: Alone

First Medical Record

Date: May.23, 2011                                Time: 10:00 am

This 64-year-old lady had been suffering from hypertension for eight years, accompanied by fatigue, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. The patient was hospitalized in our hospital for TCM treatment at 7 am on May 22, 2011.

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. The patient had been suffering hypertension for eight years, accompanied by fatigue, dizziness, headache and blurred vision.

2. Eight years ago, she was checked out hypertension and the highest number was 190/120 mmHg. Her condition turned better after using the medicines of Uisinopril, Aldactone, Carredidal. When the patient came to our hospital, she felt weakness, shortness of breath, blurred vision, dizziness, and headache. She felt dryness in her mouth and liked cold drinks. She also suffered reoccurrence of mouth ulcer. She had no fetid breath and no bitterness in her mouth. There sometimes was phlegm in her throat; when the phlegm was much, she needed phlegm spray to help her breathe. She suffered pains over her upper limbs. Edema was shown over the parts down her knees. Her hands and feet were cold. Her appetite was bad. Bowel movement was normal. Her urine was yellowish. She had night urination once per night. 35 years ago she did an operation for the metrofibroma. Her tongue was dry with cracks. Both sides of her tongue were dark. Her tongue was red with yellowish tongue coating. Her pulse was sunken, thready and weak.

3. She was healthy before, but allergic to shrimps and aspirin.

4. T: 36.5°C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 82 times/minute   BP: 140/80mmHg

5. The patient grew normally. Her spiritual activity was not good. She had chronic disease complexion. She walked very slowly.