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Avatar n tn I can't help you with your questions about SOD, but can answer any questions you may have about enzyme supplements. I have chronic pancreatitis and have been taking enzymes since July to help me digest food, not have pain with eating, and to gain weight. They have been very helpful for me and I am able to eat a lot fat diet with few problems, and have gained some of my weight back. If you wish me to answer any more specific questions, please feel free to post again.
Avatar n tn In November of last year I had an ERCP where they didn't find any stones in the bile duct or anything but ended up with Pancreatitis and hospitalized for 4 days and out of work several weeks. Then the pains subsided and other than having terrible Acid Reflux I didn't appear to have any problems. Then out of the blue last Friday around noon time I started getting terribly nausiated. I thought that I might be coming down with the flu.
Avatar f tn Acute pancreatitis or sudden swelling and inflammation of the pancreas can be attributed to a variety of causes. It can indeed be treated with medications or stopping food or fluid by mouth to limit the activity of the pancreas. Usually, treating the condition that caused the problem can prevent repeated attacks. Most cases go away in a week but it can also return. The likelihood of it returning depends on the cause, and how successfully it can be treated.
Avatar f tn How long can someone live (approx) with Chronic Pancreatitis when they are a heavy drinker? I have a family member that was Diagnosed with this and continues to drink heavy! He has had many attacks! This last time they wanted to place him in ICU but he checked him self out against Medical advise! If he continues to drink like this what will happen to him? Worried!!!
Avatar n tn Jodi, From what you have already explained, it does sound as though chronic pancreatitis may be your problem. I have CP and experienced many of the same symptoms before I was diagnosed. I still have pain, but much of my problems are controlled by a low fat diet, enzyme supplements with meals and snacks, antioxidants and vitamins, and class II narcotics when my pain episodes are unmanageable. I've pasted some information from a research source below for you to review.
Avatar n tn Hi - read your comments and appreciate them. I am pretty familiar with cystic fibrosi and just learning about pancreatitis. According to researachers at Duke University they say "The new study shows that in many patients with idiopathic pancreatitis, there is a genetic explanation for their condition. The gene involved in these cases of idiopathic pancreatitis is the same as the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.
Avatar f tn I went right into the hopspital when I had pain and was dehydrated,but after 3 days the enzyme levels showed it to be pancreatitis. I spent another 4or 5 days in the hospital with no food, just IV nutrition and pain meds. I asked for an ERCP to find out what caused it and after the procedure I again spent another week in the hospital. You are right it is a horrible experience, and over the years I have had that pain time and time again.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
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 m tn Hi, I saw a post of a case similar to mine where the liver was affected as well as the pancreas with wieght gain instead of loss on a low fat diet. Im wondering what causes that especially in pancreatitis? I loss alot of weight a year ago, was real sick with abnormal bruising and weakness, falling down, ect, this was before pancreas started acting up again, prior to that I had only one acute episode of pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn 1st U/S didn't show anything in specific but showed my bile looked dense/muddy (not confirmed by following U/Ses). Then I had an MRI/MRCP which showed up pancreatitis. I was hospitalized and as usual, put on food abstinence and received IV Fluids only... After a week in, things seemed to have calmed, hyperamylasemia/uria was also going away, as well as pain. I was let go and went back with a strict nonfat diet which I followed.
Avatar m tn Certain food items like cabbage, radish, turnip and certain meat products too cause a foul smell in stool and cutting down these food items also helps. If it persists, then talk to your doctor. Other causes will have to be looked into such as intestinal infection, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, short bowel syndrome, malabsorption syndromes, chronic pancreatitis or hepatitis and cystic fibrosis. You will need to consult a gastroenterologist then. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn Wouldn't even drink milk, her favorite. Last Tuesday vet said she has pancreatitis from her bloodwork, took her off Prednisone for allergies (he said was one of causes), put her on Hill's I.D. diet, no human snacks, gave her shot of nausea medicine. Right away she ate her dinner, and continued to eat better and better, got well and stayed that way several days.
Avatar n tn My suggestion to you is to stop eating. I know that sounds awful, but the treatment for pancreatitis is for no food for at least 2 - 3 days. This is what they do if you were to be hospitalized. You want to rest your pancreas so it can heal. When you eat it causes it to work causing more stress to the organ. Drink lots of water. The diet once you feel better is a very strict low fat diet, as the pancreas's job is to help digest fat.
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Avatar n tn My husband has had chronic pancreatitis for the past 5 years. We found out 5 months ago he has course calicifications throughout the pancreas with cysts on the head and tail. He is insulin-diabetic now and has lost approx 40 pounds. He has good and bad days. My concern is this. When he feels "bad" an odor of feces eminates from his body. Or sometimes it even smells like really dirty oily hair...mild but nonetheless notable. I am very concerned and can't seem to find an answer.
Avatar f tn For the last week and a half, he has not been able to keep down food. He won't even eat milk bones and could keep down a little bit a boiled rice I made for him. I don't have enough money to spend to have multiple tests run to find it's just his time yet I want to make sure there isn't probably a simple fix before I put him down. He doesn't do anything but lay down all day and night but he doesn't appear to be in pain. How can I now it's his time or not?
Avatar f tn The most obvious causes for your dog's symptoms include:Giardia, Pancreatitis, HGE, IBD, Parvo, and stress colitis. Another possibility is a GI foreign body (The GI foreign body would require a barium study and possibly surgical removal of the object). There are snap tests for giardia, pancreatitis and parvovirus that can be performed in-house immediately. These diseases, except a GI foreign body require symptomatic therapy at the vet's office.
Avatar n tn what causes high lipase level, should i be worried? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/232211'>Elevated lipase level</a>.
Avatar m tn My schnauzer has pancreatitis. She's the second one I've had with pancreatitis. My first one lived with it for 9 years. The pancreas actually acts as if it's digesting itself. That causes horrible pain that radiates to the back and down the leg. A good thing to feed is boiled chicken breast and boiled white rice in the chicken broth water. Pedialyte popsicles are good to give them. I'm also a retired nurse.
Avatar n tn I work full time and 4 yrs. ago I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis of an idiopathic nature. I have recurrent stenosis of my biliary ducts and severe gastroparesis. My biliary ducts have been reopened several times in the past four years. I am careful about what I eat, no dairy, little or no fat, and no red meat. I don't drink alcohol and have never smoked or used drugs.
Avatar n tn Pancreatitic and liver enzymes were all above 3000's. Since then I have fought chronic pancreatitis on an almost daily basis. It was considered unknown causes. I don't smoke or drink alcohol or take illicit drugs. The only illness I had prior to that was endometriosis, and I had undergone a complete hysterectomy at the age of 22 because of that. My episodes generally had required hospitilization where I would remain for 4-6 weeks at a time. I've had over 100 ERCP's.
Avatar n tn Recently I've been wondering if there is some occassional liver swelling that causes problems in that area. I've had a few enzyme tests and they have been normal. I wonder if gallbladder can "hide" from tests at times. Is this too low for gallbladder? If it was gallbladder would meds cause pain? Any possibilities outside of gallbladder or liver? Why would a med cause pain? After 2 yrs could pain ever = emergency?
Avatar n tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime take oral fluids and OTC acetaminophen for the abdominal pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Alcohol and gallbladder problems are not the only causes of pancreatitis, just the most predominant ones (about 75%). It can also be caused by heritary factors, severe abdominal trauma, prolonged usage of certain types of medically prescribed drugs and abnormalities within the digestive tract organs. Some people also have only mild symptoms of the nausea, pain and backache commonly associated with this disease.
793908 tn?1294708709 Julie had another Pancreatitis attack...she had diarreah & vomiting. I was prepared this time...I was scared but it was either me treating her or the ER Vet for 4 days again. I came to terms with my decision to treat her at home. I called my Vet & he said to give her the Flagyl that he gave me 2 wks. ago...just in case this attack happened again. I did & It worked after 1 day but I kept her on it all week.
931217 tn?1283484935 As I am sure you have heard, there have been numerous alerts, recalls and reports of food-borne illness reported in the last couple of years, associated with uncooked or undercooked meats served to human consumers in restaurants or sold to them in stores. The under-appreciated truth of our meat production industry, indeed of any nation's meat production, is that absolute certainty of freedom from sickness-causing bacteria in meat cannot be assured.
Avatar n tn Gastro-Esophogeal Refulux Disease (GERD); gallstones; pancreatitis; irritable bowel; primary bowel diseases; food intolerance. Current anti-nauseant drugs offer an improved quality of life. Ambulatory treatments allow patients to receive home intravenous therapy. The steroid treatment mentioned in the question shows that medical science is continuing to look for understanding. Avoiding pregnancy is a option.