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Fluid Around The Pancreas
My mom has chronic pancreatitis and was in the hospital recently for it. CT showed fluid around pancreas. Is this bad? I don't know what this means.
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
My mom had a CT scan that showed fluid around her pancreas. She had pancreatitis recently. What causes the fluid? Is this bad? I'm worried about her
No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it acceptable for someone with hepatitis b & t2dm to donate a kidney? When do we have artificial pancreases & kidneys?
How does vaporizered marijuana interact with pancrease? Same with e-cig. They say ppl with pancreas issues should stop smoking. What about vaporizers?
Pancreas conditions: Pancrease is a supplementary dietary enzyme used to replace the digestive enzyme from the pancreas. If you have had pancreas surgery, pancreas injury, pancreatitis, or pancreas gland dysfunction, then replacing the enzyme can help with food digestion. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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