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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Hi, Doctor; I'm in the hospital right now for the 5th time with acute pancreatitis. It's been almost two years since my last hospitalization, and the doctor treating me has said in that time the method for treating pancreatitis patients has changed. Is th

Hi, Doctor; I'm in the hospital right now for the 5th time with acute pancreatitis. It's been almost two years since my last hospitalization, and the doctor treating me has said in that time the method for treating pancreatitis patients has changed. Is th

What difference?: You don't say what the difference is. The main thing that comes to mind is that it's less common these days to automatically use a nasogastric tube to keep the stomach empty. Just withholding food until pain starts to improve usually is sufficient. If some other difference is on your mind, you'll need to ask a new question. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! ...Read more

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I have a patient that has acute pancreatitis from hyperlipedemia and lab values are out of wack why? (high wbc, low rbc, low hematocrit, low sodium, high chloride)

I have a patient that has acute pancreatitis from hyperlipedemia and lab values are out of wack why? (high wbc, low rbc, low hematocrit, low sodium, high chloride)

Pancreatitis : Pancreatitis can give all those abnormal labs, however very high level of lipid can lead to pancreatitis and abnormal blood test. It is crucial to consult a pancreas expect who will repeat and analyses those labs and will request further imaging. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?

I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?

ADA diet: ADA ( American diabetic association) diet is for diabetes. Insulin id secreted from the pancreas. When you have pancreatitis the insulin secretion might be affected and sugar may run high. That is why you recommened for ADA diet ...Read more

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Can it be acute pancreatitis?

Pain: In you have pain in the mid abdomen that shoots straight to your back, it could be pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What is the cure for acute pancreatitis?

What is the cure for acute pancreatitis?

Depends: There are a number of causes of pancreatitis, the two most common are alcohol and gallstones, which together account for 90% or more of cases. The treatments are to stop drinking alcohol, and if there are gallstones present, to have the gallbladder removed. ...Read more

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What can I eat and drink with acute pancreatitis?

What can I eat and drink with acute pancreatitis?

Clear liquids: During an acute attack, clear liquids is the safest thing. If your doctor allows you to eat solids, stay away from fatty foods. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute pancreatitis be life threatening?

Potentially yes: Acute pancreatitis can be severe, and can cause other organs to fail and lead to death. Most of the time, pancreatitis is mild to moderate and the pancreas recovers. ...Read more

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Can you develop chronic pancreatitis without ever having had acute pancreatitis?

Chronic IS Acute.: Chronic pancreatitis is actually a misnomer. It is repeated bouts of acute pancreatitis (acute pancreatitis episodes one after the other = chronic pancreatitis). If the first attack of pancreatitis provoked (alcohol, gallstone), & the cause is not addressed, then the 1st bout of acute pancreatitis can turn into chronic pancreatitis very quickly. ...Read more

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Can having 6 bouts of acute pancreatitis within 6 months mean u have chronic pancreatitis>?

Yes it may be that: Yes it may be chronic pacreatitis and you should find out what is causing it.You need absolute abstainance from drinking alcohol.And diet with low fat, beans, legumes, low fat meats and diary products.And pancreatic enzymes. You need pain meds for controlling pain common causes are alcohol abuse, gall stones, cystic fibrosis, hypercalcemia, calcific stones and others. ...Read more

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Chance of fully recover after 1 episode of acute pancreatitis with unknown reason. And chance of recurrent?

Yes: There is a great chance to recover, specially if precipitating factors are transient. (like viral) other factors for attack should be evaluated by the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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