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Home Remedies For Pancreatitis Pain
Pain meds and time: The 2 most common causes of pancreatitis are alcohol and gall stones. If you have gall stones, you should have your gall bladder removed. Pancreatitis is more common with binge drinking so if your pancreatitis is due to alcohol, I would advise abstention. Once someone has pancreatitis, the body has to heal on its own. In rare cases antibiotics like primaxin (imepenem and cilastatin) can be used. ...Read more
It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also, you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read more
Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Most often it starts by hospitalizing patient and giving them IV fluids and restricting oral intake for a period. ...Read more
Treat the cause: In the short term, the treatment is to "rest" the organ by inserting a feeding tube into the gut below the level at which pancreas enters. This removes food stimulation, allowing the organ to sit quietly without secreting hormones or enzymes. In the long term, the best treatment is to treat the cause, which is often excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more
ERCP: Most cases of pancreatitis are mild & self-limiting. However, if severe (or with a strong suspicion of common bile duct stones), endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) may improve the outcome. Eventually, a cholecystectomy will be necessary to prevent future episodes. ...Read more
Emergency room: Go to your local emergency room. You are legally entitled to being treated. You may be admitted or treated as an out patient. Most hospitals and doctors treat many uncovered patients every day. Most states or regions have free clinics you can link up with. It might NT be as convenient as you want but it is available. ...Read more
Find cause of panc: Cerebral palsy is not a cause of pancreatitis. Some people with CP may have an underlying mitochondrial disorder which can also cause pancreatitis. People with CP may be put on medications that can cause pancreatitis. I would carefully at meds. Also, should rule-out gallstones. ...Read more
Discuss with her doc: Treatment for acute pancreatitis is primarily resting the pancreas. It depends on the severity of the pancreatitis, but most patients are advised not to eat until symptoms are subsiding and pancreatic enzymes are decreasing. If she needs to not eat for a long period, TPN may be the best way to keep her strength up. Each patient is different with pancreatitis and nutritional needs. ...Read more
Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis..... Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh. ...Read more
What is Chronic pancreatitis? How to control on it? And what kind of treatment should take and what kind of doctor should check.
Here is a nice link from medline plus to read about it that answers your questions since I don't have much room here.
If you are symptomatic you should see your PCP, and you may need referral to a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I had surgery on June 25, 2015, and during the removal of some organs, my Pancreas was injured. I got Pancreatitis. Don't I need treatment for this?
High lipids, I have high lipids, athersclerosis, along with chronic pancreatitis, what recommendation do you have for treatment?
Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??
What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.
Pancreatitis: Can be tough to deal with. I agree the ER is a very busy and not always pleasant place. There are many strategies but pancreatitis can be tough to deal with. Only use your pain medication when necessary as you build tolerance to it. Try eating small meals that are low in fat. Enzyme supplementation also helps. Lastly, nerve blocks, surgery and duct decompression are possible options. ...Read more
Is onglyza (saxagliptin) safe for long term treatment? Possible pancreatitis and thyroid cancer? How to avoid pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, & ketoacidosis?
Pancreatitis : No medication is safe. However, you should consult with your endocrinologist if you are unsure about taking this medication. ...Read more
Any home remedies to help with pancreatitis? I have been hospitalized 2 times in the last 6 months. I am currently having pancreas pains but not as severe but getting worse. Is there anything I can do from home or is the e.R. But only option?
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