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My 9 month old baby had an endoscopy with biopsy and a pancreatic rest was found how severe or bad is this condition.
Rest: That is a variation on normal anatomy... no worries ...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
I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?
Your PCP may be able: To treat your symptoms depending on his/get expertise. Otherwise may refer you to a gastroenterologist or endocrinologist depending on his/her concerns. ...Read more
Had an CT and MRI results said - the pancreas shows a posterior bulge along its contour in the body. The signal is quite similar to the rest of the spleen" my doctor is not taking this serious as i am?
Second opinion: If you are concerned then get a copy of the film on cd and request a second opinion from a surgeon or GI doctor who deals with problem of the pancreas. ...Read more
Pulse of 66: A pulse of 66 is normal at rest. If your pulse increases during exercise, that is walking around, you have no problem. If you cannot increase your pulse rate during exercise or feel weak when do so, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes and no: Hi. Pancreas transplants are sometimes (pretty rarely, actually) done for diabetes, but not for the digestive enzyme part of the pancreas. The digestive enzyme deficiency part of having a pancreas removed is treated with pancreatic enzyme pills. Usually we just treat the deficiencies of pancreas removal with oral digestive enzymes and basal and bolus insulins. ...Read more
Exocrine, endocrine: Hi. The vast majority (about 99%) of pancreatic mass is dedicated to exocrine function, the production of digestive enzymes and secretion into the duodenum to digest food. The remaining 1% of pancreatic mass makes hormones (endocrine function), the two most important being insulin and glucagon, although there are also several others. Overall, digesting food and regulating energy balance. ...Read more
Artificial pancreas : The artificial pancreas is a continuous glucometer that communicates with an Insulin pump. They exist but are not fda approved due to issues with hypoglycemia, but will likely be the future of Insulin care. Pancreas transplantation is currently the most reliable way to achieve optimized glycemic control at the price of a large operation and lifelong immunosuppression. ...Read more
Medical Attention...: You really should seek medical attention. Assuming the device you are reading your saturations on is accurate this could be the sign of cardiac or pulmonary problems. Sometimes when oxygen levels fall at rest the device (pulse oximeter) that reads the saturations is erroneous (ie needing a new battery, calibration, etc). I would advise seeing your health care provider. ...Read more
NO: Your vit B12 level is totally unrelated to the levels of your other b vitamins. B1, b2, b3, b5, b6 & folate (folic acid), (folic acid) while all in the b vitamin family, are each totally separate chemicals with separate functions. While folate (folic acid) is sometimes measured the others are not routinely measured as their levels can vary day to day. "functional" tests like organic acid analysis are better to test their adequacy. ...Read more
May be IPMN: Multiple cystic lesions in the pancreas may represent a relatively rare condition called ipmn. Imaging can clarify the suspicion of ipmn, but sometimes endoscopy with a sampling of the fluid is necessary. It they represent ipmn, some surveillance program is recommended and depending on the size and pattern of spread within the pancreas, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more
Unclear, but...: It can be use to describe pancreas with multiple cysts. Cysts can be benign (usually single, located in the head and containing serous fluid in multiloculated lesions) or pre malignant (large ipmns, mutinous cysts in tail of pancreas). Or even frankly malignant (cystic cystadenocarcinomas). A pancreas cyst should always be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
Why not?: What do you think it should be? normal resting pulse is 60-100 but many people are not "normal" and have values outside the "norm." The pulse rate that works for you is the best normal you can have. 55 is fine. ...Read more
Bed rest: Bed rest simply means that the only thing you do is stay in bed. Sometimes your provider will allow you to get up and go to the bathroom, but sometimes not. The order for bed rest is given when a persons medical condition is likely to worsen by being up and around. We try not to do bed rest very often, but it is a necessary part of some patients care. This is most common in obstetrics. ...Read more
Lower the pulse: Overtime one can lower their pulse rate through A good exercise routine that includes a good amount of aerobic exercise. This will not be noticed immediately but over time this will lower the resting heart rate and most individuals. Also, you might be surprised how making sure you're adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of water can do wonders to lower your pulse. Also, do your best to relax :) ...Read more