What causes chronic upper abdominal pain followed by loss of consciousness?
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about these symptoms that your husband has been experiencing. From extensive testing, partially blocked arteries have been identified. His symptoms seem suggestive of intestinal angina. This is similar to what goes on in the heart when there is a blocked vessel. During digestion, intestines need more blood supply just like the heart does during physical exercise. If this amount of nutrients cannot be guaranteed by the blood supply network at any time, the client would present with severe abdominal pains that mimics exactly what goes on in a classical heart attack. How soon this pain sets in depends on the affected part and when it is at its peak of action in the digestion process. With this pain, symptoms would most likely not appear exacerbate should he go without eating. Because of the relief he gets by avoiding food, his food intake would be reduced and he would for sure unintentional continue to drop weight. How much food does your husband eats? Has it changed over the years?
In the face of severe difficulties, I will like to see the known abnormalities addressed first. Partially blocked vessels have been identified and should be corrected. It requires nothing more than putting a stent in place and that would be all. This would be my ultimate suggestion if none of his current medications help with this.
How has been been feeling on tegretol? Hope a lot better but nerve pain would be a constant about the same intensity pain and not pain with intermittent exacerbation that sends the whole entourage panicking. Can I have a full report of the LFT and iron studies?
In all, this sounds like intestinal angina. Talk to his doctors about this and hear what they say.
I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thank you so much for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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