Millions of Americans suffer from chronic intermittent pain, which interferes with their daily lives. Intermittent chronic pain can cause emotional problems or physical limitations that threaten your relationship, adversely affect your performance at job through decreased productivity and your ability to put in a full days work and lastly chronic intermittent pain limit your physical mobility.
Emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, anger and hopelessness can change your personality and suppress your libido. Intermittent chronic pain can also interfere with your sleep, living you tired and exhausted.
Some of the causes of chronic intermittent pain are as follows:
Acute Pancreatitis: The rapid onset of inflammation of the pancreas which can have serious complications in severe cases. Acute pancreatic can be a life- threatening illness with severe complications. The most common symptoms of Acute pancreatic is severe abdominal pain radiating to back. The pain gets aggravated when a person lies flat on his or her back.
Crohn’s disease: Crohn’s disease also known as granulomatous colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any area of gastrointestinal tract including mouth, esophagus, stomach or anus. Its primary symptoms are intermittent abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever.
Gastritis: Gastritis, or dyspepsia, is an inflammation of stomach lining. Gastritis is caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs or infection with bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori (H pylon). The most common symptom of gastritis is upper abdomen pain. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting and belching.
Intestinal obstruction: Intestinal obstruction or bowel obstruction is a partial or complete blockage of the intestines, preventing the normal contents of intestine to pass through. The most common symptom of intestinal obstruction is abdominal pain or severe abdominal cramps.
Peptic ulcer: Peptic ulcer is an inflammation of stomach, lower esophagus or duodenum. Abdominal discomfort is the primary symptom of peptic ulcer. Abdominal discomfort or pain has particular characteristics patterns such as abdominal pain after meal, abdominal pain on empty stomach, or abdominal pain relieved by food.
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