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Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and congestive heart failure

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RT is 78-year-old male who presents to his doctor's office with complaints of abdominal pain. RT has a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and congestive heart failure. He complains of abdominal pain that occurs each time he eats. He reports it has become so severe that he has eaten very little for the past week and has actually lost 5 pounds. What do you believe is causing his pain?

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The cause of pain in an elderly man with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and congestive heart failure.

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The most likely cause of pain is pancreatitis. In severe cases of hyperlipidemia, pancreatitis may occur. Hyperlipidemia refers to medical condition characterized by increased ...

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