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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

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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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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

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What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

Nausea/vomiting,pain: Pancreatitis often results in upper abdominal pain which can radiate through to the back and is usually worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting are also usually present. ...Read more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
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Don't drink alcohol
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Don't smoke
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Watch your diet
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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Do not drink alcohol
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Get evaluated for gallstones
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Get evaluated for lipid abnormalities
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Check for diabetes
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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Don't drink alcohol.
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Avoid high fat foods.
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Drink plenty of fluids.
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What symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are the most important?

All: Pain can be severe, life-altering, requiring narcotics. Diabetes can be "brittle"-hard to control, with very high and very low levels of blood sugar in the same day, associated with various complications of diabetes. Maldigestion can cause malnutrition, weight loss, osteoporosis, fatty, greasy, foul-smelling stools. Rx is available for all; complex issue. ...Read more

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