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What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases?

Definition of. ..: 32 M asks: What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases? ANS: this is a good google question. I am not a medical dictionary. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Pancreas: Is an organ that lies directly on the spine, closer to your mid back than to the front of abdomen. That is why inflammation of the pancreas or tumors of the pancreas commonly cause pain there. ...Read more

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Why does back pain happen with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain happen with pancreatic diseases?

Location: Because the pancreas is very close to the back. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Could use expert help with why back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Will give severe: Back pains due to chronic pancreatitis, , once diagnosis is established, see a pain management specialist to help you ...Read more

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How are emaciation and pancreatic disease linked?

How are emaciation and pancreatic disease linked?

Several reasons: 1. Diabetes out of control- you break down fat/ muscle when sugars high

2. If lack pancreatic enzymes which help absorb nutrients, lose nutrients in stool, don't absorb them so essentially patient is 'starving'. ...Read more

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How is it that lipase is elevated when no pancreatic disease?

How is it that lipase is elevated when no pancreatic disease?

No other causes: Of lipase elevation except pancreatitis. You probably had a mild case that went away before you had the test, because it takes several days to a week for lipase test to return to normal. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic disease an environmentally-induced disease or a hereditary disease?

Is pancreatic disease an environmentally-induced disease or a hereditary disease?

Pancreas: The simple answer is yes (environment), and yes (hereditary), but it could be nothing or something unrelated.

I suggest you have your PC refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic disease cause rotten egg farts?

Yes: It can if there is blockage of pancreatic juices. It is called steatorrhea. The stool will float over water. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for pancreatic disease in the brain?

Metastatic cancer: You are asking if there is a treatment for pancreatic cancer to the brain. Your oncologist will first determine that the lesion in the brain is definitely from pancreatic cancer that has gone to the brain. Unfortunately options are very limited. Talk to your oncologist and even a second opinion to determine your full options. ...Read more

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M 57, my tg remains at 400 and I am mostly fruit and whole grain eater. Does this means that I run high risk of pancreatic disease?

M 57, my tg remains at 400 and I am mostly fruit and whole grain eater. Does this means that I run high risk of pancreatic disease?

No: Whole grains should not increase triglycerides but a lot of certain types of fruit will. Look up the glycemic index to see which are more likely to raise triglycerides. If you have fasted for at least 10 hours before the test, high triglycerides will not come from fats or oils in your diet, mainly from the carbs. Eat more protein and good fats and lower glycemic fruit. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have a pancreas disease?

Pancreas: No one can tell whether or not you have a pancreas issue until you see your doctor for full history taking, physical exam, and appropriate lab studies. I hope it is nothing but don't take chances! ...Read more

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Does pancreas problem cured with medicine when test result revels Bulky pancreas.

Consult GI: Bulky pancreas is not a medical diagnosis. You did not state your symptoms, therefore it is not feasible to provide an opinion. It would be prudent for you to consult a specialist in gastrointestinal disorders. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a drug produced that will enable impaired pancreas produce insulin?

Will there ever be a drug produced that will enable impaired pancreas produce insulin?

Islet cell transplan: There's research and trials going into islet cell transplant. Basically donor Insulin producing cells are transplanted into a recipient patients to produce insulin.

Perhaps one of my endocrine and or surgeon colleagues can tell us about how this is looking for the future. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pancreas pain?

What is the best medicine for pancreas pain?

Metformin: Metformin sometimes relieves pancreatic pain by acting as an insulin receptor sensitizer, thereby reducing the requirement for the pancreas to work so hard to release insulin. It's not a pain reliever, per-se, but gives the pancreas a "rest, " reducing pancreatic action which often reduces the pain. ...Read more

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Is there a single drug that works well to control acute pancreatic pain?

Is there a single drug that works well to control acute pancreatic pain?

Pancreatic Pain: Most importantly is a proper diagnosis as to why you are having "acute pancreatic pain". Pancreatic pain is abnormal and usually a sign of pancreatitis. However, other organ pain can mimic pancreatic pain and it is important to rule out aneurism and ulcer as well as other conditions. Pancreatic pain is known as visceral pain and usually treated with one or several classes of medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time can you live with chronic pancreas disease?

Many can live: Normal/ near-normal life spans
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well treated for diabetes/ lack of digestive enzymes
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prevent further damage. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

What is a good medicine for cancer in pancreas?

There are several: You should be asking this to your oncologist. The best chemo drugs include Gemcitabine, Paclitaxel and Oxaliplatin, often use din combination. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas?

What are the symptoms of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas?

Fat Malabsorption: If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the first signs of pancreatic insufficiency in children is the failure to thrive and passing fatty stool. This is due to the pancreas being unable to secrete the enzymes necessary for fat absorption in the small intestine; the pancreatic ducts become obstructed and fibrosed in the course of the disease. ...Read more

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Pancreas damaged, due to diabities, can pancreas be repaired by operations or with medicine.

Pancreas damaged, due to diabities, can pancreas be repaired by operations or with medicine.

Diabetes usually: Doesn't damage the pancreas. The death of certain insulin-producing cells in the pancreas can produce diabetes, but the remainder of the pancreas usually functions normally. There is no medication or operation to improve the diabetes cell death, except to keep your glucose as normal as possible. The rest of the pancreas usually is spared and also can't be helped by surgery. ...Read more

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Best pain medicine for pancreatic cancer?

Best pain medicine for pancreatic cancer?

Different for each: Unfortunately pancreatic cancer can be very painful. Each person responds differently and no one solution for everyone. Use of narcotics is usually the first step. Nerve block and nerve abalation techniques are also helpful for some. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the enzymes from destroying the pancreas? In trials?

Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the enzymes from destroying the pancreas? In trials?

Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of a successful treatment to block the secretion or damaging effect of the pancreatic enzymes (the G.I. Specialists have tried some meds to decrease secretion on enzymes). ...Read more

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Is pancreatic cancer a very common disease within the general population?

Is pancreatic cancer a very common disease within the general population?

No: Hi. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year about 46, 400 Americans will get pancreatic cancer (pCA) and 39, 600 will die of it. Our total population is about 320 million people, so not very common in the general population. PCA accounts for about 3% of all US cancer patients, so not very common among the cancer patient population either. Unfortunately, it has a fairly poor prognosis. ...Read more

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I thought pancreatic cancer is an old man's disease? I saw questions asked on here about people who have it at 38 and now im nervous. How common?

Not common: About 70k cases a year but can happen earlier in age. Precursors are familial history, pancreatitis and familial melanoma. The disease starts in the duct system as in breast and transforms to an invasive lesion over a 15-20 year period of time before invading duct to grow within pancreatic parenchyma. Duct brushings have picked up the early transforming cells. ...Read more

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"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?

"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?

Maybe, but...: That graph is a generalization, based on other scientists' studies (one would have to review the original studies). The graph shows pancreatic "enzyme delivery into the duodenum increases rapidly and reaches maximal values within the first postprandial hour", which means it's an estimate of the amount of enzyme put into the small intestine to digest food... Not a measure of lipase on a blood test. ...Read more

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Are there any disease processes that mimic the symptoms of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer?

Dozens: All causes of back pain, jaundice, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, and/or diarrhea. The actual diagnoses of pancreatic disease often requires imaging. ...Read more

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12 days ago, removing tail of pancreas&spleen, today she has fever, twice, 39 grade C temp. Why? May change medicines? She take kreon, nipogalin 500mg, eselan

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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12 days ago, removing tail of pancreas&spleen, today she has fever, twice, 39 grade C temp. Why? May change medicines? She take kreon, nipogalin 500mg, eselan

Call surgeon now: You need to contact the surgeon immediately and pose this question since she may be having an infection or even pancreatitis. Hope our surgical colleagues can give you a better answer. I am answering this because I feel that this situation is urgent. ...Read more

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Name given to blood test for possible Pancreas Damage? Been using Saw Palmetto for Hair loss have read on Medicine Plus Website possible Pancreas S/E

Name given to blood test for possible Pancreas Damage? Been using Saw Palmetto for Hair loss have read on Medicine Plus Website possible Pancreas S/E

Not your job: It is not your job to order blood tests. If you have a concern then you address it with your family doctor. They will know exactly what tests should be ordered and how to interpret them. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Shim
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Pancreatic Diseases (Definition)

32 M asks: What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases? ANS: this is a good google question. I am ...Read more