Aurum is to be used in the homeopathic treatment of individuals in whom the symptoms of hypertension may include the weakening of the valves along with a loss of elasticity and disorders like full fledged arteriosclerosis. Other physical symptoms in such patients can include the sudden sensation of blood surging into the region of the chest. Accompanying ailments also typical of patients are the development of a violent and extreme headache, in the night the patient may further suffer from intense pains. Other disorders that can cause this form of hypertension are the arrival of menopause in women, diseases and disorders of the uterus. Symptoms also include cardiac palpitations, where the heart apparently stops beating, and restarts by itself. Another symptom is angina. Psychologically the patients may suffer from some forms of depression, feelings of hopelessness and despair, accompanied by suicidal thought and actions. Grief and personal tragedy as well as failures can trigger the onset of this form of hypertension. The condition of the patient greatly worsens in inclement or cold weather, during the winter, and in the daytime, the consumption of alcohol can also aggravate the intensity of the symptoms. The condition of the patient improves after receiving some relaxation and rest and on the application of warm and soothing compresses.