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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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?

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

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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

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What is the best way to increase resting bloodflow?

What is the best way to increase resting bloodflow?

Exercise, wt control: Best thing you can do is get your self in good cardiovascular shape. Exercise, good weight control and healthy diet. Sounds simple. It works. ...Read more

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My BPM is 66 at resting, wondering is this normal or good?

My BPM is 66 at resting, wondering is this normal or good?

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

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What is an enlarged pancreas?

What is an enlarged pancreas?

Enlarged means big: A swollen pancreas. I am not sure why this is a question. Inflamed or swollen pancreas is a medical emergency. Why the question? ...Read more

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Can your pancreas be replaced?

Can your pancreas be replaced?

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

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What is the function of the pancreas?

What is the function of the pancreas?

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

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What happens to the pancreas as we age?

What happens to the pancreas as we age?

Nothing : Age has no special effect on the pancreas function ...Read more

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What is the function of the pancreas ?

Pancreas: Pancreas secretes enzymes that converts the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells. The pancreas has two main functions:
an exocrine function that aids in digesting food.
an endocrine function that regulates blood glucose levels. ...Read more

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What is the probability of your pancreas failing?

Depends: It depends on your genetics and your medical history, particularly alcohol intake, drugs, gall bladder disease, triglyceride level, diabetes and the like. In general the pancreas doesn't "fail" very often without a direct and preventable cause. ...Read more

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How close are inventors to having artificial pancreas?

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

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Why would my o2 levels drop from 98% to 83% when i'm resting?

Why would my o2 levels drop from 98% to 83% when i'm resting?

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

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Should i see a dr? My resting heartbeat is 110...B/p is normal.

Fast Heart Rate: Nope. It is mostly due to things like anxiety, caffeine, the amount of fluid in our bodies and how in or out of shape we are. If you have no shortness or breath or pain then you can wait to be seen. ...Read more

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If my vit B12 is 937, are the rest of my vit b levels normal too?

If my vit B12 is 937, are the rest of my vit b levels normal too?

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

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Mass in pancreas?

Could be many things: Needs a full work-up immediately. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are r pancreatic enzymes?

Digestive compounds: These are substances that are secreted by the pancreas to aid in digestion. They breakdown, fat, protein, and carbohydrates to allow the body to absorb those substances better. ...Read more

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What does pelvic resting mean?

What does pelvic resting mean?

Pelvic rest: Pelvic rest means that a woman puts nothing in her vagina. No sex, no douching and no tampon use. ...Read more

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What is a?Multi cystic pancreas?

What is a?Multi cystic pancreas?

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

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What is a multi-cystic pancreas?

What is a multi-cystic pancreas?

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

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How long should I rest my knees?

How long should I rest my knees?

Need more info: Your question does not permit an answer. What is wrong with your knees that makes you think you need to rest them? ...Read more

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During rest pulse rate is 55 why?

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

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Are pancreas transplants possible?

Pancreas Transplant: Pancreas transplant done in Insulin dependent diabetes who may also have kidney failure. Operation is generally done as combination kidney/pancreas transplantation . Pancreas cancer is not an indication for transplant. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of bed rest?

What are the benefits of bed rest?

Unclear: Randomized trials to date have not shown bedrest to benefit women in terms of preterm delivery. Activity likely raises blood pressure in women with hypertension of pregnancy, though this is likely more of a downstream effect than an impact on the actual pathologic process. ...Read more

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Can you be a living pancreas donor?

Can you be a living pancreas donor?

Not Advised: There have been some done in the past, but it is not advised. It could create a diabetic state in the donor. Since diabetes is not immediately life threatening, and alternative treatments are available, the risk/benefit to the donor seems too high. ...Read more

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Is a 4mm tumor on the pancreas bad?

Very hard to call a: 4mm tumor on imaging, and then hard to biopsy. Scotus justice ginsburg had such a tiny lesion after surveillance ct scan, and has done fine after surgery. An anecdote, but very few pancca are found this small. You can do very well even cured with proper therapy. ...Read more

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What type of gland is the pancreas?

Exo and endo: Hi. The pancreas is a mixed bag: 99% exocrine (digestive enzymes), and 1% endocrine (primarily insulin and glucagon). Like the adrenals (catecholamines in one section, steroids in another), the pancreas is digestive enzymes in certain parts, hormones in others. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean to go on bed rest?

What does it mean to go on bed rest?

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

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Natural ways to lower resting pulse?

Natural ways to lower resting pulse?

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

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How to get rid of the rest of my fat?

How to get rid of the rest of my fat?

Yes: Reasonably reduce caloric intake, check and count total caloric intake, reasonably increase exercise, so that your caloric output in exercise is more than your caloric intake by 10 %. ...Read more