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Homeopathic Treatment For Pancreatitis
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 of time. ...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
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
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 a large number of 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
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
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
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 of time, 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.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000221.htm
If you are symptomatic you should see your PCP, and you may need referral to a Gastroenterologist. ...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
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
NO: Chronic pancreatitis is a well defined entity characterized by the presitent inflammation of the pancreas with gradual destruction of the functional tissue and deposition of fibrous (scar) tissue. It produces pain, usually with the intake of food, and eventually bad digestion and diabetes (exocrine and endocrine insuficiency). The most common cause is alcohol related. ...Read more
PANCREATITIS TX: PANCREATITIS which is inflammation of the Pancreas is treated with bowel rest (NPO STATUS) Hydration & Pain control. While being closely monitored the cause needs to be evaluated. IE GALLSTONES/ALCOHOL USAGE/MEDICATION/ANATOMICAL/. Trauma. The cause of the pancreatitis will dictate further options. You need a full exam &plans. CT SCAN OF ABDOMEN AND PELVIS AND CLOSE OBSERVATION. ...Read more
None: I would venture and say none known to the physicians community ...Read more
What are treatments for pancreatitis? My doctor said I have this, so he put me on the paleo diet. I think o want to get a second opinion though.
4-6 weeks: Give it a try for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for pencreatitis? What precautions should a person having pencreatitis take?
Serious illness: Pancreatitis is a life-threatening illness that is treated in the hospital: patients are given IV fluids and sometimes medicines by iv, including pain meds as pancreatitis is very painful. With chronic pancreatitis (not in the hospital), take all your meds, avoid all alcohol and do not drink any liquids with over 5 cal per serving. Also avoid sweets, simple carbs, & high fat foods (ice cream). ...Read more
I had a pancreatits 3 months ego and the cyst of 3*3 cm was left in the end of treatment how much time take it to dissolve Age 21?
I've been an acute pancreatits patient for about 4yrs now. I would like to know if there is any permanent remedy thru Ayurvedic treatment? The problem is so severe that I had internal bleedin 3times.
Worth trying: Pancreatitis can be a serious & debilitating condition & western medicine has limited approaches for prevention. Ayurvedic treatment may be quite helpful though may not always offer a permanent cure. Classical homeopathy is another treatment that can help- there are many case reports of homeopathy curing recurrent pancreatitis. It would be reasonable to try both Ayurveda & homeopathy. Good luck! ...Read more
What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?
I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?
Your PCP may be able: To treat your symptoms depending on his/get expertise. Otherwise may refer you to a gastroenterologist or endocrinologist depending on his/her concerns. ...Read more