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My wife got diagnosed with pancreatitis and she constantly in pain and is losing weight she's 22 years old and 90lbs what can I do to help her?

My wife got diagnosed with pancreatitis and she constantly in pain and is losing weight she's 22 years old and 90lbs what can I do to help her?

Pancreatitis : She need to see a pancreas expert to have repeat cross sectional imaging and make sure she didn't develop a worse disease. This will allow to determine which intervention is required. Also you need to discuss feeding tube if she is not able to eat. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have pancreatitis and i can't eat much i am losing an extreme amount of weight, is there anything i can take to help me gain weight?

I have pancreatitis and i can't eat much i am losing an extreme amount of weight, is there anything i can take to help me gain weight?

Medications: Speak to your physician re: medicine to help you gian weight, pancreatic enzymetherapy, diet and nutritional consultations. ...Read more

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Advisable exercises for 19 yrs boy WHO has idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis to increase weight !!!!

Advisable exercises for 19 yrs boy WHO has idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis to increase weight !!!!

Strength training: exercises are best to increase muscle mass or bulk and with that, gain weight, whereas aerobic activity burns a lot of calories without increasing bulk. If you have access to a gym or weights, a trainer can help you with a rounded program. Otherwise, the traditional push-ups, chin-ups, squats, and core exercises are a good start. Pancreatitis is more affected by diet than exercise. ...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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Can pancreatitis cause weight loss?

Can pancreatitis cause weight loss?

Yes: Especially if chronic, you can lose weight. This can occur even in the face of maintaining your regular intake. ...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