Hello! Thank you for the query. Sometimes spicy foods can cause pancreas inflammation. Other diseases which should be also considered are bacterial or viral infection of the digestive tract, stomach inflammation, peptic ulcers or even gallstones. It is advisable for your husband to have some tests performed. Full blood work, liver tests (AST,ALT,GGTP), amylase, urine amylase, urine analysis and stool tests should be performed. Abdominal ultrasound is also advisable. If no findings, upper GI endoscopy should be also done. If your husband is 50 or older, colonoscopy should be also considered. Hope this will help. Regards.