Our expert says:
Dear Internal Bleeding
This is indeed an urgent condition that you describe and I sincerely hope that you have taken your hubby to the Emergency Centre at your nearest hospital by now. He could be suffering from a perforate stomach or duodenal ulcer and bleed to death. Your husband needs urgent medical attention and treatment. He must get his ulcer cured, lower his bp and get treatment for his diabetes. So take the initiative and get him to the hospital before this combination of conditions proves fatal. The doctors at the hospital will treat each one of his conditions - the dangerously high bp, the bleeding ulcer(s), the diabetes and his heart condition. When he is discharged I would also like to recommend that you take your husband to consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), for a diet prescription that addresses all these problems. He should not drink any alcohol because from what you describe, he may be getting an allergic reaction to alcohol and the alcohol can make the internal bleeding worse.
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