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Is there an aftermath of chronic pancreatitis?

Is there an aftermath of chronic pancreatitis?

Pain, malabsorption: Some patients with chronic pancreatitis especially patients with cystic fibrosis have malabsorption. This usually means diarrhea and not absorbing certain vitamins. Other patients with chronic pancreatitis have severe abdominal pain that is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Chronic Pancreatitis (Definition)

Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism.. Pain is ...Read more


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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is chronic pancreatitis from?

What is chronic pancreatitis from?

Alcohol and: Pancreatic duct obstruction. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Next are cases due to gall stones and other obstructions of pancreatic duct. Other causes are cystic fibrosis and uncommon genetic defects. ...Read more

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What defines chronic pancreatitis?

What defines chronic pancreatitis?

Irreversible changes: Chronic pancreatitis is defined by irreversible changes in the pancrease (pancrelipase) such as fibrosis. This causes poor function and problems with digestion and blood sugar conrol. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis fatal?

Chronic pancreatitis fatal?

Sort of: Chronic pancreatitis is a serious illness with a 50% mortality rate over 20-25 years. People with garden variety chronic pancreatitis do not have an appreciable increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer; however, the small number of people with hereditary pancreatitis have a 40% life time risk of cancer of pancreas. ...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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Chronic pancreatitis lead to thyroid problem?

No: There is no association between pancreatitis and thyroid disease that I am aware of. Thyroid disease is common, and so one can have thyroid disease develop in someone who has had pancreatitis, but it is likely coincidental. ...Read more

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Which specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist specializes in the pancreas. If it is for pain management, then a pain specialist physician can help with this issue. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis, what can I do to get energy?

Chronic pancreatitis: You need to get a balanced diet associated with aggressive enzyme therapy and vitamins. A pancreas doctor should monitor you. ...Read more

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Which type of specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

Which type of specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

GI or gen. surgeon: A chronically inflamed pancreas is a difficult problem. A gastroenterologist can help manage the problem , but eventually a general surgeon may be needed, for pancreatic drainage or even partial resection. Avoid alcohol and fatty foods to help try to minimize flare ups. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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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