Chronic pancreatitis and nutrition

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Avatar n tn Thank-you for your response. May I ask what caused your chronic pancreatitis, and would you describe your symptoms for me a little, even if just to scare me off? Thank you so much.
Avatar m tn well,he developed pancreatitis,,,,didnt know it,thought he had a bad stomach bug,and continued to drink here and there,well,it turned chronic,and now hes in deep trouble. also when you have an attack,,,,simply eating too uch,or the wrong thing too soon can send you back into another episode of pancreatitis. get on some enzymes to help break down your foods and that way you will maintain your health and it will let your pancreas kick back and not have to work so much.
Avatar n tn My aunt had a mini schnauzer who lived over 18 years, and most of those years included chronic pancreatitis with a few acute attacks requiring hospitalization. Apparently pancreatitis is a big genetic problem with that breed now. Don't despair! Things are looking good for you both right now.
Avatar n tn Animals, like people, can develop chronic pancreatitis after only one acute attack of pancreatitis. My aunt was able to keep her dog's case managed for many years, with only a couple more hospitalizations. I just want you to be prepared for what you might be up against. So far, Piper's case could be a whole lot worse, so hopefully she'll keep improving and that will be the last time you ever have to deal with this.
611067 tn?1458595083 Mary, I'm still on mostly liquid, but I have read up about foods you can eat with chronic pancreatitis (which is what my family doctor thinks I have). Basically, it's a low-fat, low-sugar diet with complex carbs. On Friday night, I ate a sandwich with lean turkey, low-fat cream cheese and avocado. It was awesome and did not bother my stomach. I was told to keep the fat down 30 grams a day only.
Avatar f tn I put her on the NF diet in an effort to keep the kidney disease at bay, and suddenly her pancreatitis went crazy! She got very ill and didn't want to eat. I tried to put her back on her old food to get her back to normal, but it was too late. She's been hospitalized for four days. Her BUN/Creat "stabilized" at 116/6.7.
Avatar n tn One recent doctor, however, did several tests and concluded that she has chronic pancreatitis and that her pancreas has many cysts. He also said he observed "fatty degeneration" in her liver. She, however, has normal blood sugar (no diabetes) . He also diagnosed "anterior mitral leaflet prolapse", though I don't know whether that's relevant to her digestive problems.
Avatar n tn Well the pain as gone down alot and I went to the snack room and got something with low fat and ate it and was fine.So after the doctor came in to tell me they was going to keep me longer I thought about it and said no I was going home(I have 3 other kids at home)I'll be calling around Monday to find a doctor to help with this so til then what can I eat and are there any jucies I can drink for the baby that wouldn't cause me to go back to the ER.
Avatar n tn My husband has been suffering from Chronic Naseau 24/7 and vomits or dry heaves 2-3 times a day (mostly in the morning). The nausea is so bad (mostly in the mornings) that he can't eat anything until close to noon. Then he can only eat very little until dinnertime. He doesn't have any pain in his abdomen & has no other complains or symptoms. When he does vomit it is mostly bile and occassionally his dinner from the night before. This has been going on for 14 months.
Avatar f tn Then, I kept having elevated amylase and lipase levels, which required hospitalization for pain meds, fluids, and iv nutrition many times. In my case, when my lipase and amylase levels started to return to normal, I wasn't better like the drs said I should be...I still had really bad pain and if I would try eating or drinking too soon it would flare things up all over again. I couldn't have any fancy tests done because I had gastric bypass.
Avatar n tn I am a 27 year old Canadian woman who has been living and working in Japan for the last 2 1/2 years. For the last year and a half I've been having a lot of problems with gastritis and reflux and I can't seem to get rid of them. I first noticed the symptoms last year when I felt a terrible burning in my stomach and had a lot of belching and heartburn after I ate. I had an upper GI X-ray done and there wasn't anything wrong except for excess acid production.
Avatar f tn Get used to making smoothies and buy a juicer. Gotta keep up good nutrition any way you can, and liquids stay down a whole lot better. If you can find one, a pain psychologist can also be helpful in teaching you ways to cope with the pain when no medication will help. You'll be surprised at how much pain a body can take and still function. Not that I'm happy about having that knowledge at all.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I have had 2 dogs with kidney issues ( one acute and one chronic) and for many years, they both ate Fromm dry with water added to it. Can you suggest anything ?
Avatar m tn Chronic pancreatitis does not always have elevated liver levels. Most of the time they are normal even though some Drs will not agree. This could be the problem. I would visit the GI and see what they say . CT Scan does not always detect CP and sometimes an Endoscopic Ultrasound is needed to see minimal changes. You can get this scheduled with the GI Dr. Sometimes small changes are not even detected with this method but a more experienced DR can detect it.
Avatar m tn Next step is more LFTs, then a GI (until then, waiting game). Would cirrhosis be detected on an U/S? Is chronic pancreatitis likely with these symptoms? Wouldn’t that have shown on the pancreatic enzyme tests? Any other thoughts, or good questions to ask my doctor or GI? I am very frightened that my drinking has given me cirrhosis or chronic pancreatitis. Thanks, Doc.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am an a grad student in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Both my children have experienced many of the described symptoms on this site...I have a sneaking suspicion that it could be SIBO- Small intestine bacterial overgrowth. We just had Organic Acids tests done ( a simple urine test) and BOTH kids have little one also has yeast overgrowth...AND we are SO HEALTHY with our food. It's insane and unfortunately because of the world we live in now....
Avatar n tn Also have chronic fatigue, slight anemia, and migraine headaches, as many as 20 migraines per month. I recently was tested for Celiac disease and my lab results were negative. IgA 247,anti-tTG 3, IgA gliadin 15 and IgG gliadin 8, also have slightly elevated Lipase 64. I am not a drinker either. I have not had an EGD done, and colonoscopy was normal. Are there many false negatives with having Celiac disease? Also if not Celiac disease any idea of what it might be?
Avatar n tn Sending the stool off for analysis can help with the diagnosis. Chronic pancreatitis can also lead to greasy stools. Obtaining blood tests to look at the pancreatic enzymes, along with a CT scan to image the pancreas, can help. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar f tn i'm done with trying to eat a little bit of whatever and try and keep it down.Too much vomiting day after day justs get to ya and wears ya down so damn bad. i'm on IV nutrition now so no more worries about eating!!! This is great because we are supposed to get some snow tonight and tomorrow!!My kids are so excited and so am I. The Pacific Northwest where we are usually gets rain and lots of it.
Avatar m tn Complete digestive rest is called for during an acute attack - nothing by mouth and supportive care in the form of IV fluids, nutrition and pain management. If this is a chronic condition, you'll need a referral to a pain management physician for pain medication. While meds can help take the edge off, diet is the most important element of pain management where pancreatitis is concerned.
Avatar m tn I am wondering if I can get any advice on this. I had acute Pancreatitis and I have elevated Triglycerides.
Avatar n tn Hyperuricemia has been reported as being an adverse effect of pegylated-interferon-alpha2b (Peg-IFNalpha2b) and ribavirin combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C and hyperuricemic changes occur in some patients during the therapy. However, detailed investigation of the elevation of uric acid has not been carried out previously. The incidence and mechanism of hyperuricemia were investigated in this study.
Avatar n tn The enzymes also help the patient to gain weight, as many pancreatitis patients suffer from slight to severe weight loss. The causes of chronic pancreatitis can be from alcohol, gallbladder disfunction, dysfunction and obstruction of pancreatic ducts, hereditary, use of certain medically prescribed drugs, ERCP's and scorpion bites. Some cases are labelled as idiopathic (cause unknown).
129422 tn?1222703189 dog food) has been having intermittent tummy and obscure pain issues for a month and and half and after 10 trips to vet's office and three blood profiles (one comprehensive one), other than initial dx of pancreatitis, vet is stumped as to what might be wrong. Initially (first week of August), our Maltese did vomit and wouldn't eat (and he always eats voraciously). Taken to vet around first week in August. Xrays showed nothing.
Avatar n tn If you scroll down this page to the comments sent in to the PANCREATITIS AND SOD poster, which was earlier this week, you will see sample daily food intakes posted by me (Nanny) and Tazlady, we both have chronic pancreatitis and are on the same diet restrictions. The key is to read the nutrition label on all the food products you buy. Consider that you will be combining several products together to make a meal, so choose those with the lower fat contents.
Avatar n tn I have a male golden retriever, he is 11 years old and I'm extremely worried. My dog hasn't been eating properly for the past few weeks, he refuses to eat his normal food so we've been cooking him rice/eggs/meat/liver etc. Then after a while he doesn't eat himself unless we feed him by hands..and now he doesn't eat at all. Though he does eat some type of snacks. Now, he doesn't seem to have the energy to get up. He would try to get up but his legs seems to be weak or something.
1144849 tn?1395458766 This Data was compiled by John Johnson of The above link is a must read, especially for any hyperthyroid patient MAGNESIUM Because of the competing nature of calcium and magnesium, excessive calcium intake from foods or supplements can lead to a magnesium deficiency. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are identical with many of the symptoms of thyroid disease, especially hyperthyroidism.
Avatar n tn Going forward, you'll need to know that once pancreatitis strikes, it can easily turn into a chronic condition. That's why a very low-fat diet is so very important. You don't want to feed anything that would cause another acute (and potentially fatal) attack. Some dogs like mini schnauzers are genetically prone to developing pancreatitis. With strict attention to diet and nutrition, they can live a normal lifespan without too much trouble.
Avatar m tn It's extremely painful and the end result is usually death. Even if she survived a bout of acute pancreatitis, she could end up with chronic pancreatitis and on an extreme lowfat diet for the rest of her life. For the poor dog's sake, I hope your boyfriend wakes up to reality before my mother-in-law did. Best of luck to you both.
Avatar n tn She has a note on her chart that states the plan is to order nutrition and Physical Therapy. But she has no strength at all, no appetite, everything she eats she loses immidiatley. She has no control of her bowels and can barely talk to me. She told me today that they keep giving her a ton of morphine and i just broke down cuz i know what that means. The dr.