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What is the best treatment for pancreatitis?

What is the best treatment for pancreatitis?

Bowel rest: The treatment for pancreatitis is not eating until it starts to get better, and treating the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Most often it starts by hospitalizing patient and giving them IV fluids and restricting oral intake for a period of time. ...Read more

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What pain relief is best for pancreatitis?

What pain relief is best for  pancreatitis?

Intestinal rest: Basically the principle is to rest the intestine, so that there is minimal pancreatic secretion. Pancreatic enzymes degrade protein, but with injury or malfunction of the pancreas it may autolize or damage nearby tissues. So parenteral feedings for acute bouts and appropriate narcotics to treat the pain and decrease stress. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for chronic pancreatitis sufferers?

What is the best diet for chronic pancreatitis sufferers?

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, Creon like pancreatic enzymes, diet rich in whole grains, legumes, lean protein food, low fat diary products, and absolute abstainance from alcohol. Yes Creon can be taken for ever means as long as chronic pancratitis is there. ...Read more

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What is the best test to diagnose or rule out necrosis due to pancreatitis. ?

What is the best test to diagnose or rule out necrosis due to pancreatitis. ?

Probably CT scan: Clinical and laboratory criteria to assess inflammatory responses (Ranson grade, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score) and contrast-enhanced dynamic computed tomography (dynamic CT) imaging to evaluate pancreatic necrosis are frequently used. Not all patients with pancreatic necrosis identified on dynamic CT scanning develop local complications ...Read more

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What kind of pain relief is best for recurrent pancreatitis?

What kind of pain relief is best for recurrent pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: There is no one medication. Its what works for you. You need to see a pain management md who can help you find a medication or combination of medication that will work best for you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed 9 months ago with chronic pancreatitis I have constant debilitating pain. What is the best pain med for this?

I was diagnosed 9 months ago with chronic pancreatitis  I have constant debilitating pain. What is the best pain med for this?

Pain specialist: You will need two specialists & a dietitian to help you. A pain specialist to guide use of pain medications. A gastroenterologist to evaluate your pancreas, stomach and liver certain foods can prevent repeat episodes, discuss with dietitian. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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