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Pancreatic Diseases In Children
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
This is not a likely scenario. Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare, . 45 incidence in a million! In 20 years of caring for children including a residency in a top Pediatric Children's Hospital Cancer Center, I have never seen it.
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/HealthProfessional/page4#_62_toc ...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
Possible, not common: There is a very rare type of pancreatic cancer (called pancreatoblastoma) that can occur in children. This uncommon type of malignancy usually happens before age 10 with a median age of 4 to 5. If the tumor is confined to the pancreas, young patients with pancreatoblastoma can be cured by a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Yes indeed: The usual form is pancreatoblastoma, a tumor with a different appearance and behavior from common adult pancreatic cancer. It's quite uncommon, with a few dozen cases in the us each year. A microscopic photo of one such tumor is shown in the picture. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on severty of disease and dose of pill. ...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
Unfortunately early pancreatic cancer may not have any specific symptoms. The general symptoms are pain in the abdomen and back, jaundice, weight loss and blood clots in vessels. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pancreatic-cancer/ds00357. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about a person driving my children while on pancreatic cancer drugs and having a drink?
Do viruses affect the spleen? Are there any viral diseases that affect the spleen, much like they do the liver or pancreas?
Sure: As an example, the epstein-barr virus that causes classical mononucleosis causes the spleen to enlarge. ...Read more
What could cause disorders of glutamate metabolism besides genetic causes? Viruses? Heavy metals? Pancreas/liver problems?
Primarily genetic: Almost totally genetic. Why do you believe you have a disorder in glutamate metabolism? ...Read more
What is the worst disease a person can be diagnosed with? Low cure rate, fatal, and very aggressive. ALS? Pancreatic cancer? Something else?
"Worst disease" means nothing without more information.
It is time to see your doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and then possibly/probably will order labs.
When complete the doctor will discuss things with you. ...Read more