MALS: When eating becomes painful

MALS: When eating becomes painful

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Imagine being unable to eat without feeling pain, for five long years. This is the case of one girl who overcame a rare condition, median arcuate ligament syndrome.
16 Nov 2016 - General
Heena Pohani thank you for sharing this article to be discussed, it is my first time to hear about Mals and very sad how this girl struggled and faced very hard times, happy to know that she if finally cured.
I have read about such cases where doctors can't diagnose the case or diagnose it wrongly which may lead to destroying the patient life and deaths.
I hope that we as healthcare professionals coop...
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It must have been very difficult for her before her treatment. When I was younger, I always have gastritis and eating a meal can be cumbersome. Thankfully, it only lasts for a few days and I always go back to normal. Among all bodily symptoms, I feel that gastrointestinal symptoms are the most debilitating. It affects not only your enteral function, but your perception of it. Its actually amazing how she was led to being treated. I cannot imagine if her parents missed the opportunity of talking ...
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This is a common complain you get when you work in a surgical unit. Even though I am working in a paediatric surgical ward I also have some experiences with the patients who get abdominal pains which are worsened with meals. Usually the worsening abdominal pains with meals are caused by the mechanical issues within the upper gastro intestinal tract which include the esophagus, stomach and the duodenum. Gastro esophageal reflux disease is the commonest cause for these types of symptoms. Acute ex...
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I agree Heena Pohani that this article is indeed informative. Like you, this is the first time i read or heard about this kind of disease. This is depressing for the young girl who suffer with this rare disease called MALS — median arcuate ligament syndrome. Even I myself, can't imagine of not eating anything at all. And the feeling that you don't even know what will you do with your case. However, I am g...
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This is quite an informative article. This is the first time I hear the name of this rare condition MALS - median arcuate ligament syndrome. This article describes the story of a young girl who constantly suffered from pain everytime she ate a small meal. She also had complaints of nausea, but the condition was not diagnosed in the early years. The doctors did all the tests but couldn't figure out the reason. Finally, the condition ws diagnosed by an expert doctor. However, the girl had to ...
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