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What's the best treatment to get rid of pancreatitis?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Treat the cause

In the short term, the treatment is to "rest" the organ by inserting a feeding tube into the gut below the level at which pancreas enters.
This removes food stimulation, allowing the organ to sit quietly without secreting hormones or enzymes. In the long term, the best treatment is to treat the cause, which is often excessive alcohol intake.

In brief: Treat the cause

In the short term, the treatment is to "rest" the organ by inserting a feeding tube into the gut below the level at which pancreas enters.
This removes food stimulation, allowing the organ to sit quietly without secreting hormones or enzymes. In the long term, the best treatment is to treat the cause, which is often excessive alcohol intake.
David Miller
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Find the source

The best way to prevent future episodes of pancreatitis is to find the source and correct it.
Gallstones, take out the gallbladder. Alcohol, stop drinking. Cholesterol, start some medication and adjust diet. There are many different causes so there are many different therapies. The actual inflammation of the pancreas is treated by pancreatic rest.

In brief: Find the source

The best way to prevent future episodes of pancreatitis is to find the source and correct it.
Gallstones, take out the gallbladder. Alcohol, stop drinking. Cholesterol, start some medication and adjust diet. There are many different causes so there are many different therapies. The actual inflammation of the pancreas is treated by pancreatic rest.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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