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How To Treat Pancreatitis Quickly
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
Where are ulcers?: Stomach ulcers are treated differently from pressure ulcers. Former can be fixed w/antacids etc & by getting rid of h pylori infection. Shifting weight regularly to remove pressure is best way to allow pressure ulcer to heal. Plus eat enough calories & protein. If ulcers due to infection, need antibiotics. If due to autoimmune condition, need to provide supportive care & possibly immunosuppressant. ...Read more
Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more
Number of meds: There are a number of meds that can be used Dependent on your age, medical condition, site of involvement, extent of involvement, other meds you are taking, and your response to meds. This can be addressed by your GI DR, and you should be followed by one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you know?: Hair ball in the stomach is usually discovered when a patient presents with stomach pain and loss of appetite and on endoscopy we find hair ball which can be few pounds in weight in the stomach and has to be removed The condition in which people eat their own hair from the scalp is called TRICHOTILLOMANIA usually associated with depression and stress mostly in teenagers and young people Consult MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperglycemia--: Hyperglycemia is the major feature of diabetes. If you are older with an "apple" build, the best treatment is to debride your diet of simple starches and sugar, and the best medicine id metformin, which will lower serum insulin, because it erases the main problem, Insulin resistance, the cause of vmetabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes! Insulin is the last resort! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The answer depends on the cause of the hypoglycemia. The first important thing is to confirm that you indeed have hypoglycemia. Then figure out what is causing the hypoglycemia. Once these are done, then you will have a better idea of how to treat the hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more
Simethicone: Consider over-the-counter simethicone to help treat flatulence. Avoid foods commonly associated w/gas eg beans. Look for medications that inhibitor metabolism eg orlistat & Alpha glucosidase inhibitors as left over products can serve as fuel source for other commensal bacteria. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis.: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
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