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life expectancy with chronic pancreatitis

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
With: enzyme supplements and close medical supervision ..(certain medications should be avoided as well as ALCOHOL) there is no reason why a full lifespan c ... Read More

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shim
20 years experience Gastroenterology
No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs.
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Chronic pancreatitis: Yes it can if it is detected early enough. You need to see a pancreas expert.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
20 years experience Transplant Surgery
Treat symptoms: For chronic pancreatitis there are a number of steps to take. First you must avoid things that exacerbate the condition. Alcohol, fatty foods, high ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Layman
20 years experience Transplant Surgery
Continued: This can involved complicated drainage surgeries, nerve blocking injections, and sometimes in very sever conditions removal of part or all of the panc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Absolutely: Chronic pancreatitis can result in severe pain, difficulty digesting food, weight loss, and eventually with diabetes. It can be very debilitating. If ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Low fat high cls/cre: Diet for chronic pancreatitis is low fat, high calories with supplements like Alpha lipolic acid 50 mgm twice a day and resveratrol 200 mgm daily, Cre ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
No: That would just make the malnutrition caused by chronic pancreatitis worse. Chr pancreatitis usually from alcohol; can be painful, can cause diabetes, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Pancreatitis : Acute pancreatitis has a discrete time of onset. It often can result in severe pain, sometimes ending up in the ICU, but usually resolves within a few ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Differences: Acute pancreatitis starts suddenly and lasts for a relatively short period of time. This does not mean that it isn't dangerous, as it can range from ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
Pathology: Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoho ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, .

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