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what is a treatment for pancreatitis ?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Multi-layered: First you treat the pancreatitis. Sometimes mild pancreatitis can be treated with simply some bowel rest. More severe attacks may require IV fluids or antibiotics. In rare cases you may. Need urgent surgery. Once the pancreatitis is treated you have to figure out why you had the attack. In the U.S. The most common causes are alcohol or gallstones. There are many other causes as well.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Continued: The underlying cause most be tated as well.
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hydrate,bowel rest: In acute pancreatitis, patients are usually given intravenous fluid and nothing by mouth until the pancreatitis "cools down". The cause of the pancreatitis should be investigated and when possible, reversed/resolved.

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Pancreatitis treatment?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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STOP drinking beer: In usa, the most common cause of pancreatitis is alcoholism. Alcohol damages the pancreas and causes chronic pancreatitis which may lead to acute pancreatitis flair ups. So stop drinking alcohol (i know it's difficult, but life saving) acute pancreatitis is treated with bowel rest: essentially no food and IV fluids in hospital for a few days usually works.
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my pancreatitis?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
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There is none: Pancreatitis can be serious and usually requires hospitalization. Some patients have a history of chronic recurrent pancreatitis can self treat at home by not eating and staying very well hydrated, however the pain can be sever and may require narcotics for pain control.
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How do I acquire treatment for pancreatitis?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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See a doctor: If you have pancreatitis you should see a doctor. You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist and/or a surgeon and work up the reason behind the pancreatitis and plan for treatment.
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What is the treatment for pancreatitis --medications?

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Treat the cause: Such as alcoholism, gallstones or elevated lipids.
A 23-year-old male asked:

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

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Dr. Larry Maturani
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Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh.

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