Acupuncture helped a case of hypertensive crisis secondary to fibromuscular dysplasia

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory disease of the blood vessels that causes abnormal growth within the wall of an artery. The main symptoms associated with renal FMD are secondary hypertension.



This figure is cited from website of Mayo Clinic, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromuscular-dysplasia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352144


This 76-yr-old female presented with the blood pressure of 202/99 mmHg, with headache, dizziness, and nausea, vomitus. After several sessions of acupuncture, her blood pressure continuously decreasing, and was stabilized at 137-145/80 mmHg.


Severely elevated blood pressure (equal to or greater than a systolic 160 or diastolic of 110—sometimes termed malignant or accelerated hypertension) is referred to as a hypertensive crisis, as blood pressure at this level confers a high risk of complications. Continued hypertensive crisis may result in organ damage.


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