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Life Expectancy With Chronic Pancreatitis
Treat symptoms: For chronic pancreatitis there are a number of steps to take. First you must avoid things that exacerbate the condition. Alcohol, fatty foods, high serum lipids, certain medicines must all be avoided. If you have a history of gallstones your gallbladder should be removed. If you have large pseudo cysts you. An have them drained with surgery. There are other surgical procedures for more severe. ...Read more
Low fat high cls/cre:
Diet for chronic pancreatitis is low fat, high calories with supplements like Alpha lipolic acid 50 mgm twice a day and resveratrol 200 mgm daily, Creon like pancreatic enzymes, diet rich in whole grains, legumes, lean protein food, low fat diary products, and absolute abstainance from alcohol.
Yes Creon can be taken for ever means as long as chronic pancratitis is there. ...Read more
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
Pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis has a discrete time of onset. It often can result in severe pain, sometimes ending up in the ICU, but usually resolves within a few weeks. Chronic pancreatitis is more long-term, usually has somewhat less severe pain, but can result in a long-term damage to the pancreas itself. Both of them are very serious illnesses. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Differences: Acute pancreatitis starts suddenly and lasts for a relatively short period of time. This does not mean that it isn't dangerous, as it can range from mild to deadly. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-lasting infflamation of the pancreas. It often develops after a bout of acute pancreatitis. ...Read more
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
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
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
I doubt it:
It is a source of oil because they contain a lot of oil. This would be a trigger of pancreatitis like eating french fries.
http://ndb. Nal. Usda. Gov/ndb/foods/show/3716? manu=&fgcd=
you'll want this site to see what has 15% fat / lipid or less.
And take the pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more
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Yes: Please discuss options with a gastroenterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: You do not have to have acute panc to get chronic panc. ...Read more
Chronic IS Acute.: Chronic pancreatitis is actually a misnomer. It is repeated bouts of acute pancreatitis (acute pancreatitis episodes one after the other = chronic pancreatitis). If the first attack of pancreatitis provoked (alcohol, gallstone), & the cause is not addressed, then the 1st bout of acute pancreatitis can turn into chronic pancreatitis very quickly. ...Read more
Yes it may be that:
Yes it may be chronic pacreatitis and you should find out what is causing it. You need absolute abstainance from drinking alcohol. And diet with low fat, beans, legumes, low fat meats and diary products. And pancreatic enzymes.
You need pain meds for controlling pain
common causes are alcohol abuse, gall stones, cystic fibrosis, hypercalcemia, calcific stones and others. ...Read more
Pancreatic enzymes: Your doctors can try you on a course of pancreatic enzymes with your meals. Unfortunately the pain of CP can be very vexing to treat and may need referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and I'm always drained or in pain. I don't know what I should do.?
Pain Specialist: At this point I would recommend a pain specialist if you are not already seeing one. Pain from chronic pancreatitis is tough to treat. You may benefit from medication management with a sustained release opioid and some occasional immediate release meds for flares. A celiac plexus block may help with the chronic nature of the pain. Spinal cord stimulation can also be helpful. ...Read more