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abdomal and chest pain

My husband is 29 years old and he is a diabetic for about 4 years now and a few months ago he woke up in pain and all his muscles tighten up on him so he went to the Hospital and they diagnosed him with Pancreatitis, and said there was nothing to give him for that? So ever sense then he been in and out of the hospital. Recently his doctor said did blood work and a ultra sound and his blood work said he had high chelestrol and his ultra sound came back and his doctore told him his pancreas is back to normal but he has a fatty liver, so when i read the ultra sound it said pancreas not well assesed due to overly gas bowel. So my question is what does he really have that no one can diagnose him? He has really bad sharp pain in his stomach and chest when he sits up and he can't sleep at night it never goes away it's constent pain everyday sense a few months ago and no pain medicine helps. Has anyone ever had anything like this?
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Hi, pancreatitis and fatty changes in the liver occur due to excess consumption of alcohol. Besides the ultrasonography, pancreatitis is diagnosed by raised levels of enzymes amylase and lipase. So, based on these values his doctor would have said that pancreatitis has resolved. Alcohol can also cause gastritis and acid peptic disease and this can cause chest pain. Another cause would be GERD, (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), where the acid contents of the stomach come up into the esophagus. Ask him to follow these lifestyle measures to help with his symptoms. Take frequent small meals. Eat dinner about two hours before sleeping. Elevate the head end of the bed. Keep a food diary and note down what aggravates your symptoms and avoid them. Ensure to maintain optimum weight by regular exercise. Avoid non steroidal  anti inflammatory medications NSAIDs, quit smoking, eliminate alcohol and reduce stress levels. These measures need to be practiced long term for results. Hope this helps!!
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