Severe Stomach Problems From Your Blood Pressure Medication

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Has your loved one been diagnosed with Celiac disease or sprue-like enteropathy or villous atrophy? Both are serious gastrointestinal medical conditions that can lead to malnutrition, intestinal damage and chronic diarrhea. Sprue-like enteropathy and villous atrophy can damage the ability of the small intestine to absorb nutrients. Symptoms include severe, chronic diarrhea, malnutrition and substantial weight loss. If you or have a loved one that has taken Benicar and suffered from symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal inflammation and weight loss speak to a Benicor lawyer today. Some patients who are taking Benicor getting severe stomach distress symptoms and arefiling lawsuits against Daiichi Sankyo who is the manufacturer of Benicor.

Blood Pressure Medication Gastrointestinal Lawsuits

Benicar side effects can be serious

Benicar class action lawsuits are being filed

Benicar has been associated with a risk of sprue-like enteropathy, which can cause chronic diarrhea and other symptoms similar to celiac disease. Villous atrophy occurs when the microscopic tentacles that line the wall of the small intestine erode.

Villous atrophy occurs when the villi or the microscopic, finger-like tentacles that line the wall of the small intestine erode away, leaving a flat surface.

Marsh Score Results From Benicor

A score of Marsh Stage 3 indicates partial to total villous atrophy, while a score of Marsh Stage 4 indicates total villous atrophy plus damage to the intestinal crypts, the depressions in the intestinal lining that surround the villi.

What Happens When You Have Villous Atrophy From Benicor?

As a result, patients present with diarrhea, weight loss, steatorrhea, or malnutrition syndromes such as anemia and diminished bone mass due to deficiencies of important nutrients (iron, folate, calcium and fat-soluble vitamins).In addition to the morbidities that result from malabsorption.

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