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What is fulminating pancreatitis?

What is fulminating pancreatitis?

Severe pancreatitis: This is a very severe form of pancreatitis that comes on quickly. The causes are the same for all cases of pancreatitis, it's mostly a comment about severity. ...Read more

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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


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What is pancreatitis?

Bad Trouble!: Pancreatitis is known as one of the most painful conditions. The name refers to a state of inflammation of the pancreas. The common causes or viral infection, alcohol irritation, triglyceride irritation, and infrequently from a bile stone. Another common cause is simply "unknown" or idiopathic in medical jargon. Treatment is usually pain meds, antibiotics and IV fluids. Nothing by mouth. ...Read more

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What is pancreatitis?

Inflammation: Pancreatitis is inflammation of an abdominal organ involved in secretion of digestive enzymes and insulin ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis?

Many causes: Alcohol, gallstones, elevated lipids in the blood, some drugs, trauma, and congenital conditions account for most cases of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis?

Few common causes: The most common causes are gallstones, chronic alcohol use, high triglycerides, and a few different medications. ...Read more

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Which organs are effected by pancreatitis?

Which organs are effected by pancreatitis?

Pancreas: Well the pancreas for sure! As pancreatitis becomes more and more severe you can develop sepsis and shock. If is happens all of your organs can become affected. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis curable?

Is pancreatitis curable?

Curable?: It can be treated and resolved but unless the cause is found and correctly addressed, it can happen again. ...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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Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs. ...Read more

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Can stress cause pancreatitis?

No: Pancreatitis can be caused by too much alcohol, greatly elevated triglycerides, and tuberculosis as well as and e. Coli infection. It is not brought on directly by stress. ...Read more

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What causes acute pancreatitis?

Many causes: The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels(a type of cholesterol), trauma(mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

It Can Be: 90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting. If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

doubtful: It is a chronic condition... Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is chronic pancreatitis from?

What is chronic pancreatitis from?

Alcohol and: Pancreatic duct obstruction. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Next are cases due to gall stones and other obstructions of pancreatic duct. Other causes are cystic fibrosis and uncommon genetic defects. ...Read more

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What defines chronic pancreatitis?

Irreversible changes: Chronic pancreatitis is defined by irreversible changes in the pancrease (pancrelipase) such as fibrosis. This causes poor function and problems with digestion and blood sugar conrol. ...Read more

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How acute pancreatitis can be cured?

How acute pancreatitis can be cured?

Pancreatitis : It depend on which etiology we are dealing with.
If it is related to stone disease for instance this can dealt with ERCP and stone extraction, if it is related to chronic pancreatitis, this might require more time and effort, including investigation. You need to see a pancreas expert. ...Read more

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