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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Overview)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes manufactured by the pancreas.


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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

Dr. Ralph Layman
1,325 doctors shared insights

Pancreatitis (Overview)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes manufactured by the pancreas.


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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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Get evaluated for lipid abnormalities
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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