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How do I acquire treatment for pancreatitis?

How do I acquire treatment for pancreatitis?

See a doctor: If you have pancreatitis you should see a doctor. You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist and/or a surgeon and work up the reason behind the pancreatitis and plan for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my pancreatitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my pancreatitis?

Pain meds and time: The 2 most common causes of pancreatitis are alcohol and gall stones. If you have gall stones, you should have your gall bladder removed. Pancreatitis is more common with binge drinking so if your pancreatitis is due to alcohol, i would advise abstention. Once someone has pancreatitis, the body has to heal on its own. In rare cases antibiotics like primaxin (imepenem and cilastatin) can be used. ...Read more

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Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for chronic pancreatitis?

Is there any treatment for chronic pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of pancreatitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of pancreatitis?

Treat the cause: In the short term, the treatment is to "rest" the organ by inserting a feeding tube into the gut below the level at which pancreas enters. This removes food stimulation, allowing the organ to sit quietly without secreting hormones or enzymes. In the long term, the best treatment is to treat the cause, which is often excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What is the best way to acquire treatment for pancreatitis without coverage?

What is the best way to acquire treatment for pancreatitis without coverage?

Emergency room: Go to your local emergency room. You are legally entitled to being treated. You may be admitted or treated as an out patient. Most hospitals and doctors treat a large number of uncovered patients every day. Most states or regions have free clinics you can link up with. It might nt be as convenient as you want but it is available. ...Read more

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What is treatment for pancreatitis?

What is treatment for pancreatitis?

Hydrate,bowel rest: In acute pancreatitis, patients are usually given intravenous fluid and nothing by mouth until the pancreatitis "cools down". The cause of the pancreatitis should be investigated and when possible, reversed/resolved. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pancreatitis?

Bowel rest: The treatment for pancreatitis is not eating until it starts to get better, and treating the pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pancreatitis, chronic?

What is the treatment for pancreatitis, chronic?

Avoid toxins: If the cause is known - alcohol then avoid it or regulate the lipid levels. Otherwise it is just to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Most often it starts by hospitalizing patient and giving them IV fluids and restricting oral intake for a period of time. ...Read more

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Can mild pancreatitis go away on its own? Without treatment?

Can mild pancreatitis go away on its own? Without treatment?

Yes: Depending on the severity and cause there may not be a lot of things to do. If it is mild you may need just bowel rest and avoidance of the cause...alcohol. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?

Cigarettes: In addition to avoiding alcohol, cigarettes should be stopped. You need to get an answer to the question "why do I have chronic pancreatitis?" that may be more important than taking pills. ...Read more

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How long does pancreatitis take to get to its serious point & what is treatment?

Not too long: Pancreatitis is a life threatening condition and based on etiology or its cause it may take hours to days to fully develop. The treatment is usually hospital based and it is mostly supportive consisting of bowel rest, iv fluids and pain control. ...Read more

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Is there a safer alternative for TPN treatment. My wife is suffering from acute pancreatitis.

Is there a safer alternative for TPN treatment.  My wife is suffering from acute pancreatitis.

Discuss with her doc: Treatment for acute pancreatitis is primarily resting the pancreas. It depends on the severity of the pancreatitis, but most patients are advised not to eat until symptoms are subsiding and pancreatic enzymes are decreasing. If she needs to not eat for a long period of time, TPN may be the best way to keep her strength up. Each patient is different with pancreatitis and nutritional needs. ...Read more

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the typical treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

See: "Pancreatitis caused by Gallstones " at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/multimedia/pancreatitis-caused-by-gallstones/img-20007560 ...Read more

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What is the most emergent treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

What is the most emergent treatment for gallstone pancreatitis?

ERCP: Most cases of pancreatitis are mild & self-limiting. However, if severe (or with a strong suspicion of common bile duct stones), endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) may improve the outcome. Eventually, a cholecystectomy will be necessary to prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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