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Avatar n tn My grndmother dies from pancreatic cancer, my father has alcoholic pancreatitis, and my sister has pancreatitis. Many DR. we have talked with say this disease is NOT hereditary but I feel that in many cases it is. My father was an alcoholic most of my life, now recovered he has this lasting effect. His pancreas is severly damaged, the DR said if he drank again it would kill him.
1727703 tn?1310292816 Was in the hospital for about a month to learn how to walk again. She was diagnosed with pancreatitis and cirrhosis. She's a mess. Got out of the hopsital, went 2 weeks clean then relapsed. Gave her the ultimatum of either going back to Oregon to detox at her mom's or find a rehab . rehabs won't take her cause she can't work to cover her room and board, mom won't take her cause HER husband just died and it's not a good time.
Avatar f tn Alcoholism Gallstones Abdominal surgery Certain medications Cigarette smoking Cystic fibrosis Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), when used to treat gallstones Family history of pancreatitis High calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia) High levels of parathyroid hormone in the blood (hyperparathyroidism) High triglyceride levels in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia) Infection Injury to the abdomen Pancreatic cancer" For me it was gallstones.
Avatar n tn I feel for you and know how frustrating it is to try to help someone you love. My brother died of liver failure from alcoholism and hepc and all the intervention in the world could not stop his destructive path. Now we live with guilt because he died alone. I will pray for you, and who knows, maybe once they get his medical problems under control he will be able to stop drinking. Good luck, God bless, there's always someone here to "listen" let us know what the dr finds out.
Avatar n tn I'm really worried because I did some research and I read the most common causes for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency are cystic fibrosis (which i dont have) and chronic pancreatitis, and, if you have CP that its not curable and there is a severe lower life expectancy associated with it. Is this all true and does it sound as if I have this?
Avatar n tn She does not drink - - however they assume she is lying about that because of the pancreatitis. Please explain to me the correlation between pregnancy, pancreatitis, and the addiction. She takes approximately 20-40 vicodin a day (or more)even during pregnancy. Knowing this can you explain how this medication can terminate a pregnancy and cause pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn Posted By Gary on December 11, 1998 at 22:59:30: In Reply to: Acute pancreatitis posted by Linda on December 10, 1998 at 23:51:14: I am currently recuperating from an severe attack of acute pancreatitis. I was hospitalized for 3 weeks. What can you tell me about pancreatic pseudocysts? These cysts were found on CT-scan during my second week in the hospital. Can these cysts be left alone and be reabsorbed or do they have to be drained?
Avatar n tn They have tentatively identified it as Acute Pancreatitis. He lives in India. Do U thing this diagnosis is accurate? What is the long term prognosis? Thank you very much.
Avatar n tn So my friend has been out of the hospital for a month now after having been diagnosed with pancreatitis. I'm in another state than her. She has suffered from severe alcoholism for years. We actually quit hanging out several years ago b/c her drinking problem. But we've always stayed in touch every now and then. I just found out she was diagnosed with this and I am concerned. The town we come from is full of stupid doctors. This is no joke.
Avatar f tn Does she drink? Alcoholism is often the cause of pancreatitis. If your mother wants to understand more about her condition, why doesn't she ask her doctor?
Avatar f tn Your symptoms appear to be chronic. Chronic pancreatitis is often associated with alcoholism. It may also be caused by trauma, pancreatic duct obstruction, which can be caused by gall bladder disease and be seen in association with genetic abnormalities such as cystic fibrosis. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My mom has severe emphysema, and has been on continuous O2 for 2 years, delivered through nasal cannula at 3L. She is s/p CVA, CHF, and mild MI. She also has chronic pancreatitis (s/p alcoholism)and HTN. She still smokes about a pack of cigarettes per/day. When on O2 her sats can be as high as 98%. When off of O2, she can go into the 70s. She is constantly using "pursed lip breathing", has a chronic, productive cough, and a barreled chest.
Avatar m tn Not likely related to your drining at all but look out for alcoholism, liver disease, pancreatitis, automobile accidents and strokes from heavy drinking. Start by seeing an Eye MD for a baseline medical eye exam.
Avatar n tn he becomes aggresive when he drinks and has a total personality change,he has in the last three years had pancreatitis and diverticolitis,lately he has a problem getting out of bed in the morning My children and I are worried about his health, there is a history of alcohol abuse in his family,he forgets things that we tell him and repeats himself all the time. Should I be concerened?
Avatar f tn Decreased stomach acid Atrophic gastritis Autoimmune pernicious anemia Helicobacter pylori Gastrectomy, intestinal resection Gastric bypass surgery Malabsorption syndromes Crohn’s disease Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) Chronic pancreatitis Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel) Fish tapeworm Alcoholism Malnutrition—Eating disorders Vegetarianism Advanced liver disease Transcobalamin II deficiency Inborn errors of B12 metabolism Certain drugs Nitrous oxide"
Avatar f tn Such results may indicate conditions like Liver disease (alcohol cirrhosis,fatty liver,fulminant hepatitis,hepatic congestion,liver shock),Myocardial Infarction, drugs like anti hypertensives,antibiotics usage,malignancy,renal or pulmonary infarction,acute pancreatitis and lot more. Why were the tests done?What is the history of your father like alcoholism,smoking,drugs used,previous illness,Hypertension,Diabetes, or any significant surgeries?Age?
Avatar m tn Decreased stomach acid Atrophic gastritis Autoimmune pernicious anaemia Helicobacter pylori Gastrectomy, intestinal resection Gastric bypass surgery Malabsorption syndromes Crohn's disease Celiac disease Chronic pancreatitis Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel) Fish tapeworm Alcoholism Malnutrition - eating disorders Vegetarianism Advanced liver disease Transcobalamin II deficiency Inborn errors of B12 metabolism Certain drugs Nitrous oxide
Avatar m tn In acute pancreatitis, elevated amylase levels usually parallel lipase concentrations, although lipase levels may take a bit longer to rise than blood amylase levels and will remain elevated longer. Chronic pancreatitis is often associated with alcoholism. It may also be caused by trauma, pancreatic duct obstruction, and be seen in association with genetic abnormalities such as cystic fibrosis. Good luck!
Avatar n tn ********AST: Maximum elevations are associated with certain diseases and conditions. For example, very high elevations (more than 20 times normal) may indicate acute viral hepatitis, severe skeletal muscle trauma, extensive surgery, drug- induced hepatic injury, and severe liver congestion. High levels (ranging from 10 to 20 times normal) may indicate severe myocardial infarction (heart attack), severe infectious mononucleosis, and alcoholic cirrhosis.
Avatar m tn //labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ggt/tab/test "Normal results in females under age 45, range from 5 to 27 U/L; in females over age 45 and in males, levels range from 6 to 37 U/L. " "Elevations may indicate any acute hepatic disease, acute pancreatitis, renal disease, alcohol ingestion, postoperative status, and prostatic metastasis. This test is nonspecific, providing little data about the type of hepatic disease.
Avatar f tn My mom has severe emphysema, and has been on continuous O2 for 2 years, delivered through nasal cannula at 3L. She is s/p CVA, CHF, and mild MI. She also has chronic pancreatitis (s/p alcoholism)and HTN. She still smokes about a pack of cigarettes per/day. When on O2 her sats can be as high as 98%. When off of O2, she can go into the 70s. She is constantly using "pursed lip breathing", has a chronic, productive cough, and a barreled chest.
Avatar f tn The only specific symptom I've heard about was bleeding profusely from small injuries. The whole sdtory sounds to me like cirrhosis, pancreatitis and all the other consequences that follow liver failure from alcohol use. Can this happen from lupus?
Avatar n tn gallbladder disease is certainly near the top of the list. Chronic pancreatitis, which can be due to alcoholism, is also a possibility. The only way to find out is to see your doctor and have some tests done. No online diagnosis can be very accurate, especially with no lab or other data to evaluate.
Avatar f tn My mom has severe emphysema, and has been on continuous O2 for 2 years, delivered through nasal cannula at 3L. She is s/p CVA, CHF, and mild MI. She also has chronic pancreatitis (s/p alcoholism)and HTN. She still smokes about a pack of cigarettes per/day. When on O2 her sats can be as high as 98%. When off of O2, she can go into the 70s. She is constantly using "pursed lip breathing", has a chronic, productive cough, and a barreled chest.
Avatar n tn My Mother's boyfriend went into the hospital two weeks ago because of problems with his pancreas (he has had pancreatitis because of alcoholism-he doesn't drink anymore supposedly.) A few days into his hospital visit, he started showing withdrawal symptoms and began having D.T's. They had my mom check if he had any alcohol in the house, he didn't. He was prescribed vicodin for back pain after a surgery 3 months ago, and for some reason the doctor keeps refilling it.
Avatar m tn Elevated lipase and amylase = pancreatitis; something alcoholics get. It can become chronic. A few drinks on a weekend night may be TOO SOCIALLY for you. Can't you stop at 1 or 2? 3 heavy alcoholic uncles doesn't mean you're immune from the family curse. A "few drinks" could be heavy alcoholism for someone whose system can't handle the drug. (yes, alcohol is a drug).
Avatar m tn Even if liver disease is absent, individuals struggling with alcoholism may have high iron levels. This is because alcohol acts as a catalyst to increase the level of iron absorption in the body.
Avatar f tn Pancreatitis Carcinoma of prostate Carcinoma of breast and lung Systemic lupus erythematosus Alcoholism Congestive heart failure and chronic coronary artery disease: The level of elevation correlates with the risk of death secondary to cardiovascular disease.[7] GGT levels may be increased due to medications, such as carbamazepine, cimetidine, furosemide, heparin, isotretinoin, methotrexate, oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and valproic acid.
Avatar f tn Decreased stomach acid Atrophic gastritis Autoimmune pernicious anemia Helicobacter pylori Gastrectomy, intestinal resection Gastric bypass surgery Malabsorption syndromes Crohn’s disease Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) Chronic pancreatitis Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel) Fish tapeworm Alcoholism Malnutrition—Eating disorders Vegetarianism Advanced liver disease Transcobalamin II deficiency Inborn errors of B12 metabolism Certain drugs Nitrous oxide" *** Excerpt from Life Extensi
Avatar n tn Excessive alcohol use is the most common cause of chronic pancreatitis can also be a contributing factor in acute pancreatitis. Alcohol use with hepC will help exacerbate the inflammation of the liver (fibrosis which leads to cirrhosis). Obviously he needs to quit drinking but that is not as easy to make someone do as you'd like. Good luck.