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Diet For Autoimmune Pancreatitis
I was diagnosed as pancreatitis but not rule out of autoimmune pancreatitis. How can I make sure if it is a autoimmune pancreatitis? Thank you
Immune pancreatitis: Difficult to document so discuss with you team down under. ...Read more
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
No single test can : Itself establish the diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis. Imaging tests (like MRI read by MD with experience in diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis) can be helpful. Blood tests, particularly for igG4, may also help establish diagnosis. finally endoscopic biopsy may help in making the diagnosis. Talk w ur doc to decide on next steps that would be right for your case in establishing diagnosis. ...Read more
Non-specific test r: esults! ANA is a test for anti-nuclear antibodies and can be read as positive in a number of auto-immune diseases. You don't even know whether you have a problem with your pancreas yet and if so what is causing it. You should sit down with a good internist, maybe a good gastroenterologist,maybe a good rheumatologist and figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my pancreatitis autoimmune pancreatitis as i have no pain with elevated serum and urine amylase levels no pain.
Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?
NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. But it started with an inflamed bowl and swollen lymph node on head.Is this autoimmune pancreatitis?
Possible: Autoimmune pancreatitis is an increasingly recognized type of chronic pancreatitis that can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic carcinoma but which responds to treatment with corticosteroids, particularly prednisone. It is increasingly regarded as a form of hyper-igg4 disease. There are two categories : types 1 and type 2 each with distinct clinical profiles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt
Biopsy Needed: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis. On CAT scan, it sometimes looks like a pancreatic mass. I saw a patient who was thought to have pancreatic cancer. but her biopsy showed autoimmune pancreatitis. Sometimes autoimmune pancreatitis is part of IGG4-related systemic disease, and can mimic other diseases like sjogrens. Since you also have facial swelling, consider this dx ...Read more
What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese
Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis my age 19.& liver,hepatitis,CBP r normal.no stone but sludge.MRCP shows no autoimmune +pancretic divisium.sugge?
Pancreatitis: It sounds as if you are being seen and managed by a very knowledgeable doctor and would continue to follow their advice and guidance. This is a very difficult and uncomfortable disease and hopefully you will respond well to conservative measures. Wish you the best and good luck in the future. ...Read more
How to find cause of my chronic pancreatitis,doc said it is idiopathic.mrcp,usg scan done. no alcohol,autoimmune,pancreatic divisium.my age 19.Advance?
Ct MRI ercp all suggest likely or suspicious cancer but the ca19-9 is normal could it be autoimmune pancreatitis and how to know for sure?
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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
Best to avoid: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of a gland near your stomach that produces enzymes. The most common triggers are from stoppage of gallbladder, alcohol intake or medications. Many times we cannot determine the trigger. While I have not seen an initial bout i linked to caffeine, its use may further inflame the pancreas or cause you to loose fluids you need to heal. Would be best to avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more