Doctor: Hello! I am Doctor Sara.
Patient: Good morning, Doctor Wallace, I am Jules.
Doctor: Sorry to have kept you waiting, it has been a busy morning. Patient: That‘s all right.
Doctor: Oh, please take a seat, could you tell me what your problem is? Patient: I had a headache, severe dizziness, ringing noise in my ears and poor memory.
And when I walk too fast, I get short of breath. I am really worried about
Doctor: How long have you suffered from all these symptoms?
Patient: Nearly one week. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to them. Then, when
my headache got worse, I took some pills, but it was useless, on the contrary,
some others symptoms I just mentioned begun to appear.
Doctor: Could you give me your wrist? I will feel your pulse. Okay, please open your
mouth and stick out your tongue. Okay. Could you describe where the exact
position of your headache?
Patient: It is like a distending pain, especially the bilateral side. Doctor: How about it at night?
Patient: It would be much more serious that I even could not get sleep. Doctor: May I ask whether you had a hypertension before?
Patient: Absolutely not. I seldom got sick every year due to my persistent exercise-
Doctor: I see, I think you’d better test your blood pressure first, please roll up your
sleeve and straight your arm…160/100 mmHg. Your blood pressure is a little
bit high. Is there any member in your family who also has gotten
Patient: Yes, I remember my grandfather has it, and he suffered from this disease
maybe ten years, but he is always taking some antihypertensive drugs and the
blood pressure has been maintained at a normal level. Besides, although my
father has a heavy weight, I never heard he got a hypertension. Doctor: Okay, what about your diet?
Patient: I am from the southern of China, so despite in Beijing, I always have spicy
food, and prefer to fried meat too. But every day I must eat some fresh fruit
and drink a cup of milk.
Doctor: your diet sounds a little unhealthy. I suggest you should reduce to eat the
spicy food and fried meat, and take more vegetables and fruits. By the way,
may I know whether there are some special things occurring to you last
Patient: Special thing? Oh, yes, last Friday, I had a terrible quarrel with one of my
roommates, for he used my computer for a whole afternoon without my
permission when I was out, actually he did not realize his disrespect and
arrogant attitude indeed hurt me, which almost made my blood boil. But for
some students’ inhibition, we would have a good fight with each other. After
that, I even didn’t take a grain of rice for a whole day. Later, the situation I
just told appeared.
Doctor: All right, I think I get the reason of your problem. You‘d better relax yourself
and stop thinking this unhappy thing, meanwhile, you can go outside to have
a travel, like climbing. As for your little high blood pressure, I must warn you
should follow a low-salt and low-oil diet and strengthen exercise. At last, I
won’t give your prescription, but you are supposed to take some Chinese
gooseberries, orange peels and Chinese dates.
Patient: Okay, I get it. Thank you very much for your doing.
Doctor: It is my pleasure.