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Doctor insights on: Diet For Pancreatitis Patients

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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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Albumin level 1.5due to poor diet..CKD patient recovered from pancreatitis recently.please suggest something to increase albumin?

Albumin level 1.5due to poor diet..CKD patient recovered from pancreatitis recently.please suggest something to increase albumin?

Carefully eat Protei: Ur low albumin is partially due, it seems, to the kidneys dumping it from the blood stream. Albumin is an important "oncotic" agent that keeps fluid in the vessels, preventing water from leaking out & causing swelling. Albumin comes from protein in ur diet. Not all protein is good, tho, 4 ur kidneys; talk to ur nephrologist about which foods 2 eat 2 increase protein intake. Good luck & gd health! ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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I would like suggestions for a patient with chronic calcific pancreatitis.?

Low fat diet: Will also likely need to take pancreatic enzymes to help with fat malabsorption. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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How should pancreatitis patients 19 years age increase weight is LPJ surgery advisable ??

How should pancreatitis patients 19 years  age increase weight  is LPJ surgery advisable  ??

Chronic pancre: The procedure you describe is a longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy in which the chronically inflamed portion of the pancreas is removed surgically and the pancreatic duct is placed into the jejunum. This is only to be used for chronic pancreatitis as it can have complications. i hope i have answered your question. Hopefully the rest of the pancreas will work properly and you will gain weight. ...Read more

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Do patients with a clear reason to be in pain, like pancreatitis, still need to be on a pain contract?

Do patients with a clear reason to be in pain, like pancreatitis, still need to be on a pain contract?

Yes: "clear reason" does not guarantee proper use of medications. Even cancer patients develop addiction. Everyone must be monitored and therefore opiod agreement is necessary. ...Read more

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Do you agree with this, " only half of the patients with a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis will survive seven years"?

Chronic pancreatitis: Don't agree. Statement is too broad. It depends upon the cause & severity of the pancreatitis , co-existing medical conditions such kidney or liver or lung or heart disease, feasibility of interventions such as medicine or surgery, etc. It is unclear where the seven year survival statistic originated, in most instances, long term survival is cited as five years for specific circumstances. ...Read more

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When is Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy (Puestow Procedure) necessary for pancreatitis patient. ?

RX for CRAP: When a person has Chronic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis it is caused by scarring and stricturing of the main pancreatic duct of Whirsung usually caused by alcohol abuse. The pancreas if fillet open and allowed to drain into the small bowel and relieves pain and symptoms ...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