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What is the definition or description of: chronic pancreatitis?

What is the definition or description of: chronic pancreatitis?

Pathology: Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism.. Pain is usually a prominent symptom. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Tip)

Treating Pancreatitis

Removing your gallbladder can solve your pancreatitis. ...See more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Get evaluated for gallstones
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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Tip)

Treating Pancreatitis

Drink water instead of alcohol and rest your bowel when you have acute pancreatitis. ...See more

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Can pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Can pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Yes mid- epigastric pain with radiation to back can be present in pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Tip)

Treating Pancreatitis

Avoid alcohol and fatty foods. Both stimulate pancreas and can worsen pancreatitis. ...See more

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