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Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

No: A lot of times acute pancreatitis is treated by pancreatic rest with fasting. Usually chronic pancreatitis is not treated this way. A low fat diet is recommended as is abstaining from alcohol (even if alcohol is not the reason for your pancreatitis). Treating the reason behind the pancreatitis and in select cases surgery or other procedures. ...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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In the case of suspected active acute or chronic pancreatitis, do the doctors normally perform ERCP?

In the case of suspected active acute or chronic pancreatitis, do the doctors normally perform ERCP?

Absolutely: ERCP is a test that gives a picture of the "pancreatic duct", which is a tube that drains fluid from the pancreas into the intestines. Blockage of this duct often causes pancreatitis and the ERCP test is designed to show what is wrong. In some cases the ERCP can also relieve a blockage, leading to improvement in the pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Is fat to be totally avoided in diet by the patients with mild liver dysfunction ?

Is fat to be totally avoided in diet by the patients with mild liver dysfunction ?

Consider this : Fat should avoided in most patients for overall health but especially so in patient with mild liver dysfunction. Recommended viewing on hulu or netflix is forks over knives. ...Read more

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Any indication to do a contrast abdominal CT in a patient with marginally increased lipase levels probably caused by elevated triglycerides?

Any indication to do a contrast abdominal CT in a patient with marginally increased lipase levels probably caused by elevated triglycerides?

Not enough info.: generally, a contrasted CT would not be necessary in this instance, but more information about the symptoms, other lab values, such as amylase and white blood count, and the results of a physical exam could change that recommendation. If your lipase is elevated, follow through with your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?

Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?

What is the question: It sounds as if the patient described is critically ill and without more information there is no way in which to predict outcome. There are numerous causes for pancreatitis and the complications of pancreatic failure can be life-threatening. I wish the patient the best. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

Intracranial HBP: The most significant treatment is to lower your blood pressure into a normal range. See your doctor for management of your blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the first stages involved in when treatingfor constipation ? In a medical environment. It a patient is diagonosed with chronic constipation?

Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Have you had x-ray to see you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more

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In which situation would Rx antivirals be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue? Should tests be taken in advance, aside from regular blood testing?

In which situation would Rx antivirals be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue? Should tests be taken in advance, aside from regular blood testing?

Need more info: Antiviral medications are not the drugs you should be looking for. There are so many other illnesses & psychiatric problems that cause chronic fatigue. My advice is to make an appointment with your primary care physician or an internist who with a few blood tests and a complete exam can get down to making you feel better. Chronic Fatigue is a real illness & should be treated as such. ...Read more

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Which tests are needed to be positive for proper diagnosis of TROPICAL SPRUE in INDIA?As I have chronic inflammation in duodenum but cause is unknown.

Which tests are needed to be positive for proper diagnosis of TROPICAL SPRUE in INDIA?As I have chronic inflammation in duodenum but cause is unknown.

H Pylori: Get tested for H Pylori first. If negative then other things. Basic food and water and sanitary conditios are more responsible for your symptoms. More likely you have chr amebiasis/giardiasis/parasites. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver faikure brought on by medicine?

What is the treatment for liver faikure brought on by medicine?

Stop medication!: Liver is a pretty resilient organ. You need to be followed closely by your family physician who will monitor your liver function via regular blood tests. It's probably a good idea to be followed closely by your gastroenterologist, if not a hepatologist (liver specialist), too. But the key is to stop the offending agent. And no Acetaminophen (tylenol), which is found in many products and no alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects of untreated chronic renal failure? Current GFR 53. Is there any treatment at all or is it just managed conservatively

What are the long term affects of untreated chronic renal failure? Current GFR 53. Is there any treatment at all or is it just managed conservatively

Family practice : You may want to see a nephrologist make sure medications you take are not irritating to your kidneys. If you are a diabetic this needs to be well controlled. ...Read more

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With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more

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How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?

How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?

It's invasive: It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated. MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more