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How To Prevent Pancreatitis
Lifestyle measures.: Smaller more frequent meals. Elevate head of bed from the floor. Don't eat within four hours of going to bed. Limit citrus fruits, chocolate, caffeine, tomato products, smoking and peppermint. Lose weight if you're overweight. OTC meds like Prevacid, Prilosec and AcipHex (rabeprazole). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity.Limit meat, poultry and fish.Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body.Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes prevention: Hi. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes by any reasonable means as of yet. But the much more prevalent type 2 can be prevented or delayed by healthy lifestyle (a truly alien concept to most Americans!). Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. If possible, achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Don't smoke. It's easier than people think, but it takes paying attention and effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle,: There are no guarantees in the prevention of diabetes but there are many things you can do to reduce the risk. Genetics also play a factor. The best prevention is a healthy lifestyle that includes moderate exercise, good rest and a good diet. Diet to include 45-65% of calories in carbs,25-35% in fats ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, and avoid sugar plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel). In prediabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more
Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, avoid sugar, plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (thus, cells are unable to get fuel). In pre-diabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more
?: That doesn't make sense. You don't prevent an appendix - it's an anatomical part of the body. If you mean appendicitis - the inflammation - there's no prevention - it just happens but to prevent the possible resulting infection, drink plenty of fluids and see your doctor at the first sign of illness or stomach pain, esp lower abdomen in the center or right side. ...Read more
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
Do your best...: Recurrent stone formers should follow instructions closely from treating urologist designed according to the report of stone work-up. So, to keep daily urine output constantly >2500 cc evenly through 24 hours, and consume less salt, red meat, and dairy products by at least 50% is a universal decent advice. Practicing stone prevention can be hard, but doable and effective. Best wish ... Always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else. Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do. Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more
Eat well: I assume you mean diabetes by "sugar." prevention invloves educating yourself to what is right and wrong to eat. Decrease carbs and concentrated sweets. Increase healthy fruits (non sugary fruits) and vegetables. Lean meats are ok. Exercise, and maintain a healthy weight, and all those things together will help prevent diabetes. ...Read more
Gastric pain is: Kind of broad. Upper abdomen, at night more, probably reflux. Try generic ranitidine first at 150 mg, then omeprazole. If lower abdomen, constipation, or alternating constipation, diahrea is called irritable bowel syndrome (ibs for short). There is the issue of getting a history, it may not be GI system, say a uti, ovarian cyst, gallbladder, but go w/ reflux first, always consider seeing doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is hospitalized with acute pancreatitis, for the fourth time. What can he do to prevent this from happening again? He also has diabetes.
Rule out CF: There are many causes of pancreatitis including gall bladder stone, chronic alcohol consumption and certain medications. You did not state your son's age but if young and non of the above applies, then he may need to be screened for cystic fibrosis. He may also have high triglycerides which can also cause pancreatitis at high levels. Imaging of the abdomen and eval by a GI specialist will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic pancreatitis (idiopathic) with swollen spleen. Why is my spleen becoming involved? What can I do to prevent further complications?
Enlarged spleen: Can be caused by many different things, but in your case, it could be coming from splenic vein thrombosis. Idiopathic means unknown cause, so your doctors probably can't figure out why your get pancreatitis and what you can do to prevent recurrence or complications i assume you already had cholecystectomy. I would surely stay away from alcohol and certain meds that can cause pancreas problems. ...Read more
S/p ecrp- pancreatitis after the stents were put in and again after stents were removed. Still get spasms and pain. Is this normal?
Can mean different: Things to different persons. Some docs refer to a chemical pancreatitis as an abnormal elevation in serum pancreatic enzyme testing(amylase/lipase) without clinical signs like nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain(clinical pancreatitis). Some doctors refer to a chemic pancreatitis as pancreatitis that is due to a chemical exposure. I've seen it used both ways. ...Read more
See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more
Yes: Pancreatitis is a particularly dangerous condition. Despite best medical treatment, some cases can lead to death. When you have pancreatitis, enzymes that normally digest food are released in the abdomen and start digesting the body from the inside. This causes an intense reaction to contain the spill. ...Read more
Upper Abdominal Pain: Classically, pancreatitis pain localized to the upper-abdominal region and can extend through to the back. The pain is often made worse by eating and can last several days till the acute inflammation resolves. Symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, fever, and increased heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"boring": Usually described as a stabbing or "boring" pain right below your breast bone that shoots straight thru to your back. Patients are usually very tender in their upper abdomens. Coughing or walking may be extremely painful. Why do you ask? ...Read more
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