Postpartum sweating and related syndromes:an introduction of Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people, postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi.


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Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating.
Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating 
 ✵The Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating is the persistent vacuity sweating occurring following childbirth, due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating are normally including deficiency of Yin and excess Yang, interior deficiency and exterior excess, Yang going externally, thus lead to perspiration. Blood loss in childbirth, and Yin deficiency, Qi excess and affect Yin, lead to perspiration.

 ✵The Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating common types are known including:

 ✧ Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, deficiency in blood and Qi, much sweating, affected by wind and changed to convulsion. If not transmitted to convulsion, then deficiency and short of breath, body thin, dry mouth and dry lips, menses stop, exhaustion of body fluid. This is the case of postpartum persistent vacuity sweating due to the deficiency in blood and Qi.

 ✧ Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, wind stroke, difficulty in urination, mild limb spasm, difficulty in bending and stretching, this is the case of Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating due to wind stroke.

 ✧ Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, incessant persistent perspiration, sudden deficiency in blood and Qi. This is the case of postpartum persistent vacuity sweating due to blood and Qi deficiency.

 ✧ Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, incessant night sweating, much sweating.

 ✧ Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, various deficiency and insufficiency, fever and night sweating. This is the case of postpartum persistent vacuity sweating due to deficiency.
 ✵Ancient herbalists and representative works hold this or similar pathogenic reasons are introduced:

 "Case postpartum persistent vacuity sweating(deficient perspiration), due to Yin deficiency, and affected by wind pathogen...in the case excessive sweating could not be wiped with hands, unsavable.." [02].

 "Case sweating during childbearing, for the reasons strain hurt the spleen viscus, frightening hurt the heart viscus, anger hurt the liver viscus. As the ancient works Nei Jing said: suffers from strain and hard-working, sweating comes from the spleen; frightening and rob the essence, sweating comes from the heart; there are fearsome, sweating comes from the liver. Woman in childbirth in most cases sweating from above three reasons...the sweating is liquid of the heart, support internally is the blood, overflow out is the sweating, in the condition after childbirth and loss of blood then much sweating, due to strain frightening hurt and weak in vitality, could not guard its liquid...till in the condition take ginseng or astragalus in big dose but still sweating from the head but not to the waist and feet, is the case in danger." [03].

 "Case after childbirth, vacuity sweating, unstoppable. Other symptoms observed: deficiency depletion with much sweating, thirst, blood clot and no pains, aversion to wind and cold, much sweating of fat person." [03].

 "Woman suffers from blood deficiency and reverse cold at the lower part after childbirth, sole Yang going out upward, as a result only sweating on the head, in case no sweating after childbirth, loss Yin and blood deficiency...in case sweating much and heavily, is the condition of Yang collapse..." [05].

 "Woman suffers from Yin deficiency with heat after childbirth, also affected by wind pathogen, vacuity sweating and unstoppable..., in case of Yin deficiency and night sweat..." [06].

 "Unstoppable sweating after childbirth and develops:...woman lose excessive volume of blood after childbirth,...as a result, easily perspire. Should be treated urgently, in case wind and cold affection by chance and it will develop to other syndromes..." [07].Different types are introduced:
 (1).Woman suffers from dizziness dazzled and sweating, is the syndrome known as stomach sweating, a condition extreme deficiency...In general, this is a syndrome in risks, very difficult to save.
 (2).Woman suffers from sweating unstoppable, also affected by wind pathogen, suddenly unconscious and fall, facial paralysis, spasm and contracture of hands and feet, similar to opisthotonus, is the syndrome of Jing(spasm)...this is also a syndrome in risks, difficult to save.
 (3).Woman suffers from pain from blood clots,...in case very tired and lassitude, sweating, collapse in appearance and complexion...In case...sweating not stoppable surely develop to sweating convulsion(Rou Jing)...In case take a heavy dosage of Cen and Qi but much sweating and unstoppable, and in case sweating on the head but not sweating below waist and feet, difficult to save.

 "Sweating in critical stage after childbirth:woman collapse in appearance and complexion just after childbirth, sweating vividly, is the condition of sweating in critical stage..." [07].

 "Sweating after childbirth: woman suffers from profuse sweating and unstoppable(excessive perspiration and could not be relieved) and perspiration on the forehead like rains, no urine, is the syndrome of Yang collapse and blood exhaust, following by Qi exhaust...In case slight sweating on the forehead, no perspiration on the body, urination is uninhibited, defecation color black, is the syndrome of blood stasis force heat flow upward...In case urination is inhibited and panting cough, is the syndrome of water Qi,...In case not due to blood stasis or water dampness, then are symptoms of Yang collapse syndrome..." [08].



Postpartum night sweating.
Postpartum night sweating 
 ✵The Postpartum night sweating is the night sweating occurring following childbirth, different from the spontaneous perspiration.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the Postpartum night sweating are normally including deficiency of Qi and blood, weakness of Wei system.
 ✵Ancient herbalists and representative works hold this or similar pathogenic reasons are introduced:

 "After childbirth, sweating in sleeping, sweating stopped when waking up, is the condition of the night sweating, not the same as spontaneous perspiration." [03].

 "Woman suffers from a hundred syndromes(many) after childbirth, there are three serious syndromes among them, what are they? The three serious syndromes are vomit, diarrhea, night sweating. In the condition one serious syndrome observed, it is not easy to treat, if all the three serious syndromes occurred, it is in risk conditions. Should treat the syndrome with serious symptoms, and then for other syndromes." [04].



Postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people.
Postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people 
 ✵The Postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people is a case of depression sweating and unconscious occurring following childbirth, due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the Postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people are normally including sudden deficiency and asthenia.

 ✵The Postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people common types are known including:

 ✧ Postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people, sudden deficiency, coma and unconscious in long time, or frequently recurrent, this is the case of postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people due to wind and sudden deficiency, or loss excess blood.

Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion).
Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome 
 ✵The Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion) is hydrosis and postpartum convulsion occurring following childbirth, usually due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion) are normally including blood deficiency, thus excessive sweating, affected by wind and turned to convulsion.

 ✵The Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion) common types are known including:

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), hard spasm(tense convulsion) or flaccid limbs(sweating convulsion), and weak feet, unable to move around. Ancient theory differentiates hard and flaccid limbs according to perspiration or not perspiration, to differentiate between Yin and Yang. The treatment should follow principles dissipate wind, and eliminate blood accumulation.

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), wind stroke, lockjaw, for the pathogenic reasons deficiency in blood and Qi, pathogenic wind affect the muscle of the jaw and cheek, the muscle of Hand Three Yang enter into the jaw,, the childbirth will hurt the Zang and Fu-viscera and hurt the muscle and vessels, once affected by wind, the muscle of vessels of Hang Three Yang combat against it, the muscle will spasm and lead to lockjaw. In the cases opisthotonus(opisthotonos), body deficiency affected by wind, the wind enter into Yang Meridians, the Yin and Yang meridians circulate around the body, once the wind pathogen affects and enter into the Yang meridians, lead to opisthotonus, spasm, and shape similar as a bow. Other symptoms might be observed including blood dizziness(anemic fainting), orthocolosis(rigidity of limbs, the stiffness of extremities), lose consciousness, vomiting, and diarrhea.

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), wind stroke, unconscious, vomit saliva, spasm hands and feet.

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), wind stroke, deficiency and could not take other recipes.

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), wind stroke and convulsion, lockjaw and cyanotic face, the stiffness of the hands and feet.

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), the stiffness of the abdomen, bilateral hypochondriac distension, cold of hands and feet, heat vexation in the heart and want to drink water, dry retching, the strain of joint, wind stroke.

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), wind stroke, wind type convulsion, cold and stiffness, lockjaw and not recognize people(unconscious).

 ✧ Postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), wind stroke, rigid lumbus and back, opisthotonus, is the case of wind convulsion.

Postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi.
Postpartum heat depression 
 ✵The Postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi is a case of stagnancy-heat and beriberi occurring following childbirth, due to various pathogenic reasons.

 ✧ In the TCM system, the pathogenic reasons for the Postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi are normally including stiflingly hot, blood deficiency and generate heat, affected by coolness and coldness in spring and summer, symptoms beriberi, palpitation and vexed, vomit and Qi counterflow upward.

 ✵The Postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi common types are known including:

 ✧ Postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi, cold affect three Yang channels, cold.

 ✧ Postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi, heat affect three Yin channels, heat.

References:
  • 01.Postpartum sweating and related syndromes:an introduction of Postpartum persistent vacuity sweating, postpartum depression sweating and unable to recognize people, postpartum hydrosis and spasmodic syndrome(postpartum convulsion), postpartum stagnancy-heat and beriberi.
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