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Treatments For Pancreatic Atrophy
I had a MRI results, severe stetosis liver, kidney cysts, and mild atrophy pancreas, have been given pain pills, but no plan for treatment, ?
Treat yourself: Kidney cysts usually need no treatment and there isn't one anyway. You have much more pancreas than you need. Fatty liver in a non-alcoholic and with other serious disease ruled out is often the organ's way of asking for more aerobic exercise. Make that your mainstay if self-care.. ...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
Treat complications.: This depends on how bad the trauma is and what complications it develops. One of the most severe can be a pseudocyst a collection of fluid in the organ tissue of the pancreas or in the lesser sac of the abdomen. This is rich in pancreatic enzymes, blood, and necrotic tissue. If large, it may need drainage. It can have complications, like rupture, that may need more extensive management. ...Read more
Find the cause: Many conditions, in addition to aging (which normally is accompanied by mild cortical atrophy) can lead to this. This includes neurodegenerative conditions, nutritional deficiency, alcoholism, chronic oxygen deficiency, remote effect of cancer, genetic predisposition. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Atrophy testis: Unfortunately this cannot be reversed. The affected testis will be atrophic and small when compared to the normal side. ...Read more
I have never been a drinker, but the pancreas shows atrophy, and the liver slight enlargement. How come?
You are worried about size here... Have not heard anything else and no symptoms reported.
What matters is your blood work. Check with your pcp. ...Read more
My wife aged 26 is having atrophic pancreas and dilated duct with multiple caliculi in duct largest measuring 3x4 mm?
Can an atrophic pancreas be reversed and if so how? What is an atrophic pancreas? Is it serious? I've had acute pancreatitis a quite a few times.
Unfortunately no: I would eliminate from your life whatever originally caused your pancreatitis and limit other things that could make it worse. Certain medicines, high fat diets and alcohol are things you can do something about. Genetic causes of pancreatitis are beyond your control but limiting the above will help prevent attacks. ...Read more
Mostly no: Most forms of optic atrophy cannot be treated. If associated with multiple sclerosis, steroid infusions can help. If caused by thyroid nerve compression, then treatment of the orbital compression can reverse the atrophy. Sometimes it occurs in associated with long standing elevation of spinal fluid pressure and will improve if the pressure is relieved. A neuro-ophthalmologist can advise you. ...Read more
Not really: Optic atrophy is a condition in which the main nerve from the eye to the brain, loses its ability to transmit visual information to the brain. When the ophthalmologist looks at the nerve it will look pale white. When a nerve gets to the state, there is no treatment known as the nerve is essentially functionless. ...Read more
Vaginal estrogen: My favorite product is vagifem vaginal tablets. They dissolve in the vagina and are not as messy as vaginal creams. Vagifem causes almost no absorption of estrogen into the blood, so it is very safe. Atrophy takes time to improve, however. It will be a few weeks before you start noticing improvement. ...Read more
Neuritis: Neuritis is an inflammation of the nerves. If the nerves are motor type that convey impulses to muscles then weakness and atrophy can occur if the neuritis is prolonged. There are a myriad of causes and a variety of nerve types that can become inflamed. See a neurologist to determine the cause of the neuritis and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Yes: Some chemo therapeutic agents can be toxic to the kidneys. ...Read more
2 causes: Atrophy of the pancreas is usually caused by autoimmune destruction which may inherited or, if acquired, by repeated injury either from alcohol or recurrent pancreatitis from gall stones. Atherosclerosis is a disease of aging but diabetes (which results from an atrophied pancreas) is a major risk factor as is smoking and high blood pressure. It also can be inherited. ...Read more
Plenty of Rx: But only total removal works. Panc resides in a critical area, if ca invades important vessels removal unlikely. Potential to remove improved with chemo and radiorx. If vessels not freed, stomach and liver secretions need to be bypassed to attain relief. ...Read more
Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...Read more
It depends & more: Info about u would help. Why ✔️'d? If test was US not very accurate for this. Gen this is in overweight/obese people, usually w ↑ triglycerides. The wt is the prob & w wt loss the panc fat will improve. There are more rare causes? Reason usually never be found, can be a gallstone, chronic pancreatitis, rarely mass. Main concerns are pain if chronic pancreatitis/stones & malabsorption. Needs eval. ...Read more
Yes: Atrophy of Pancreas will cause loss of exocrine and endocrine loss of function from fibrotic and parenchymal damage ...Read more
Depends on cause: Can be due to long term infection with bacteria, h. Pylori which can cause ulcers, and cancer of stomach. Can be autoiimmune, also can increase risk for stomach cancer. Decreases acid prod. Either can cause vitamin B12 deficiency (can affect blood count and neurological function), iron def, risk of gut infection. If h pylori-rx with meds for about 2 wks. Both need B12 replacement lifelong. ...Read more
My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM, my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.
You haven't: Provided enough clinical information, but I would definitely discuss your problem with your physician. ...Read more
When you have a mild acute pancreits attack is it healed after treatment? Can it return if again? It's not clear after if your pancreas is back as bef
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more