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Medicine For 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
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
Location: Because the pancreas is very close to the back. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more
My level of lipase is 620 but I don t take any alcohol and no smoking is it acute or chronic pancreatic diseases?
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
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
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
If my MRCP was negative for pancreatic disease or cancer is the specificity high enough to relax and not worry? 100% asymptotic. Just anxious person.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: Depends on severty of disease and dose of pill. ...Read more
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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