Chronic Obstinate Diseases

Arrhythmia

This condition occurs when the frequency, rhythm, pace and sequence of heartbeat becomes abnormal. Clinical classification include irregular pace (rapid or slow), early beat and atrium shaking etc.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is a chronic auto-immune system caused systemic disease affecting joints to the point of losing their function. This is categorized in traditional Chinese medicine as arthralgia disease. The disease manifests as pain and reduced function in finger, palm joints, wrist joints, toe joints occurring symmetrically along with inflammation around joint tissues. Remain untreated for prolonged period of time will make joints stiff, deform and muscle stunned and withered。

Gout

This condition is brought on by years of irregular metabolism. Clinically patient can experience acute swelling symptoms around the thumb and surround tissue coupled with pain, stiffen or even deformed joints, restricted range of motion and formation of tophus. The consequential increase in uric acid in blood can cause further renal complication.

Periarthritis of Shoulder

This disease commonly occur to people around the age 50. Patients experience pain and pinch at the shoulders with the range of shoulder joint motion severely restricted, causing the patients unable to perform simple daily tasks such as brushing the hair.

Lower Back Pain

The lower back pain can be brought on by various factors. Most common ones are lumbar disc herniation, wear and tear of the waist muscle, osteoporosis, nephritis, kidney stone and gynecological problems.

Headache

Many factors can contribute to localized or whole head headache. This group of illness includes periodic migraine, stress induced headache, cluster headache and chronic paroxysmal migraine. Patients usually suffer from such recurrent headaches.

Vertigo

Vertigo usually involves dizziness and blurred vision. In the mild form, patients can recover by closing eyes and rest. Patients with severe vertigo suffers from vomiting, sweating, paled face or even fainting. The factors contributing to vertigo include high blood pressure, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, anemia, Meniere's disease, arteriosclerosis and Neurasthenia.

Obesity

The definition of obesity is weight more than 120% of normal weight. Patients also could have dizziness, lack of energy, tiredness, short breath and even immobility as a result of over nutrition. There are two categories: simple obesity and secondary obesity.

Chronic Nephritis

is a chronic inflammation of the tissues of the kidney.It is caused by a wide variety of etiological factors. The disease is frequently associated with a slow, progressive loss of kidney function. The condition develops slowly, and in the early stage patients experience fatigue, lack of vigor, and lower back pain. Other classic symptoms include dropsy, high blood pressure, protein and blood present in the urine.

Chronic Renal Failure

Chronic renal failure is a slowly progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years and defined as an abnormally low glomerular filtration rate, which is usually determined indirectly by the creatinine level in blood serum. Signs of chronic renal failure involves high blood pressure, heartbeat irregularity, heart failure, loss of appetite, vomiting, anemia, feeling agitated, excessive sleeping or even loss of consciousness in the severe case. Laboratory examinations reveal increase in urea nitrogen, creatinine and endogenous creatinine clearance rate.

Chronic Gastritis

Chronic gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach that occurs gradually and persists for a prolonged time. The disease can be classified into one of the three forms: chronic superficial gastritis, chronic atrophic gastritis and special. Main symptoms are persistent abdominal indigestion, dull pain, distention, stuffiness, vomiting etc. There is no obvious physical sign, and some patients experience upper abdominal pain.

Urinary Stone

This diagnosis applies to stone found in kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra, and it is usually found in men rather than women. The symptoms are dull pain in the lateral abdominal region or sudden sharp pain occurring in loins, difficulty in urination, hematuria, interruption of urine stream, retention of urine etc. X-ray and ultrasound can aid in the diagnosis of this problem.

Cervical Spondylosis

This disease is caused by the degeneration of neck bones or bony spurs, which compress the spinal cord, nerves and artery to create discomfort. The main symptoms are pain in the neck and upper back region, pain in one of the upper arms, numbness and weakness of the arms, dizziness, headache, throw up or even fainting. The condition will aggravate when incorrect position was maintained for long period of time such as during sleeping. Diagnosis of this disease can be confirmed with x-ray.

Sequelae of Apoplexy

This is the condition caused by stroke. Stroke recovery patients are often acompanyed by hemiplegia paralysis, paralysis of facial muscle, loss or difficulty of speech, local numbness and uncontrolled salivating.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder that is characterized by recurrent unprovoked and brief seizures. Its acute onset started with dizziness followed by loss of consciousness, falling to the ground, convulse, holding of the breath, dilation for a few minutes followed by gradual recovery. Patients are unaware of what had happened.