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what's the best treatment to get rid of pancreatitis?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Treat the cause: In the short term, the treatment is to "rest" the organ by inserting a feeding tube into the gut below the level at which pancreas enters. This removes food stimulation, allowing the organ to sit quietly without secreting hormones or enzymes. In the long term, the best treatment is to treat the cause, which is often excessive alcohol intake.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Find the source: The best way to prevent future episodes of pancreatitis is to find the source and correct it. Gallstones, take out the gallbladder. Alcohol, stop drinking. Cholesterol, start some medication and adjust diet. There are many different causes so there are many different therapies. The actual inflammation of the pancreas is treated by pancreatic rest.

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