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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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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Usually not: By the time diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is made, there is usually scarring of the pancreas and decline in function of the gland. There may be damage to both the exocrine part involved in digestion and endocrine part leading to diabetes. Whether there is further of continuing damage would depend on the cause and interventions taken. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
Once
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Don't smoke
Once
Watch your diet
Once
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Is chronic pancreatitis curable in homeopathy?

Is chronic pancreatitis curable in homeopathy?

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

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What should people with pancreatitis eat?

Avoid fats: Rule of thumb: avoid fats and eat small portions often in the hospital setting, patients are typically kept "npo" (nothing by mouth) and given plenty of IV fluids and pain management to allow the pancreas to rest. Symptoms typically resolve within a few days for uncomplicated, acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Do not drink alcohol
Once
Get evaluated for gallstones
Once
Get evaluated for lipid abnormalities
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Check for diabetes
Weekly
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What do you recommend for pancreatitis?

What do you recommend for pancreatitis?

Many things: Rest your bowel until the pain is improved. Pain control. Maintain good hydration but most importantly find out the cause of the pancreatitis and treat it or avoid it. ...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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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Don't drink alcohol.
once
Avoid high fat foods.
once
Drink plenty of fluids.
once
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How come I have pancreatitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Rarely genetic: Most common causes of pancreatitis include gall stones that block the outlet of the pancrease, alcohol use, and side effect of medication. Less commonly is: idiopathic (meaning we do not yet know why it has occured), autoimmune, and genetic pancreatitis. ...Read more

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