Our expert says:
Contrary to what people thought for ages, it was discvered that a subtle form of infection has a lot to o with indigestion and stomach ulcers, so this is probably what they found on the gastriscopy, and may help them clear up his symptoms more effectively.
But it sounds as though he may be making unduly heavy weather over his illnesses, all of which can be well treated and without substanial troublesome side-effects. He seems to have developed Hypchondriasis, typified by reading the Encyclopedia of Diseases, and ending up suffering from everything in it, including the PReface and the Index.
Maybe he's becoming Depressed, as well. Could your mom help to persuade him, carefully using his interest in being ill, to recognize the possibility of Depression, and to see a good local shrink ? CBT counselling could make a reall major beneficial impact, and by controlling the stress, could improve the blood pressure and stomach problems as well
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