Pancreatitis diet education

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Avatar n tn I posted couple of weeks ago . I went to the Er on 3-11 & was admitted for 4 days for pancreatits with mildly elevated Lipase (28) & a -sudden- severe pain in upper right quadrant(close to breastbone) that went straight thru to the back that was excruciating after eating that night. I also have ongoing pain in my back and a 'shooting & spasiming pain ' thats tolerable for now directly in my left ribs.
Avatar n tn Each time he has pains are they outside warnings that the pancreatitis is eating part of it away? 3. can this progress to cronic pancreatitis and, 4.will he have this the rest of his life? Thank you in advance for any information you can give us regarding this matter. We are very excited to have found this sight where people really do care. Thanks again.
Avatar n tn Second, has anyone on here that has been diagnosed with any form of Pancreatitis taken any diet suppliments? I have Idiopathic Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. I want to lose some weight and excersizing alone is not doing it due to the meds I take.
Avatar n tn I did a digestive stool analyses at a clinic, it came back with elevated fecal fat levels and and low 'good' bacteria, with softish stools were to the clinician a potential sign of low pancreatic elastase enzymes, which has not been specifically checked for yet, unless symptoms dont go away with a healthy diet + recommended probiotics. Now, i'm on a specific diet, high fibre, no sugar, plus probiotics etc.
Avatar m tn then till 5 days she didnt had nothing only on IV fluids, when her Lipase n Amylase reports gets normal then they started very light home diet only. BUT we are still worried that how we can get completely cure for her so that nothing regarding that in future arises ?
Avatar n tn Does SOD always result in pancreatitis? How does it lead to pancreatitis in the first place? Is SOD curable? Is it progressive? My GI doctor thinks that I have a SO stenosis. I am so fearful that I'm going to experience this pain indefinately, and moreso, that I will develop pancreatitis and die. I feel too young to be combating something of this nature. What is the prognosis for SOD, and how can I ensure that I am receiving the most appropriate and proactive care? Can you hear the fear? Help!
Avatar m tn You will get all the pancreatitis info. that you need. It is and scroll down to Pancreatitis Online Discussion Board & Support Group , click on that and then go to the right of your screen and click Join This Group! It is free and you will meet people that are going through the same thing. Actually it saved my daughter's life. She like you had alot of pain and they thought it was her gallbladder and removed it . She continued to go down hill. We found a dr.
Avatar n tn sends me for a CT and they say I have divreticulitis. The pancreas looks normal, splean slightly enlarged. Dr. says I also have Pancreatitis, but can't in any way relate the 2 together. Put me on Levaqui and Flagil. Seems to make things better for a while. Continue to have blood work drawn and the pancreatic numbers continue to fall, but the liver enzymes are slightly elevated.. Have a colonoscopy done and all is OK per the Dr., only a small benign polop.
Avatar n tn I have been on a very low-fat diet for 4 weeks after a diagnosis of actue pancreatitis. I had very ill for 5 months, including five hospitalizations, prior to the diagnosis. I am now taking Pengestyme, 4 capsules, three times a day (before each meal). Since starting the diet, my normal bowel movements have changed.
Avatar n tn My GI Dr. put me on a liquid diet to get rid of the pancreatitis and put me back on just 40 mg Protonix. Eventually she switched me to Nexium. The last blood work showed my lipase at a normal level. I have had stool test, blood work, urine test, ultrasound, abdominal CT scan, Endoscope, colonoscopy, MRCP scan and a small bowel series to find the cause of the stomach pains.
Avatar n tn I went on the liquid diet and slowly added food back to my diet. In January I was back to eating regular food again and I started having the pain again in the beginning of February. I have been in and out of the doctor's office tested for pancreatitis, gall bladder problems, liver name it! They can't figure out what is going on. I am on a low fat diet, allergic to gluten, so I don't have much of a choice. I am usually fine when I wake up.
Avatar n tn Can my ageing have caused the pancreatitis to reocccure? Could the high levels of stress caused the pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn My family has no history of chronic pancreatitis. I was treated successfully, was on a strict diet for a couple of years, and then I was symptoms -free for years. Occasionally, I would have periods of mild epigastric pain, they would do ultrasound for my pancreas and see no abnormalities. About two years ago I suddenly developed pain in my back (where the left kidney is). THe pain was dull and very persistent. I went to see a doctor. He ordered the ultrasound of the left kidney. It was normal.
Avatar f tn Had CT scan 2 weeks ago which showed significant inflammation in terminal ileum and old pancreatitis with calcification. Gastroscopy last week showed oesphagitis.Biopsies taken. MRI scan Nov 2007 showed two strictures in small intestine. Gastro has advised following until I see him in clinic 23 July: Double my mtx injections to 25 mg weekly. Add budesonide 9 mg daily Start elemental diet of Fortijuice today. Eat low residue diet if I can manage it. Have another MRI scan asap.
Avatar n tn Triglycerides are normal. Recently eating fatty foods. Both the surgeon and GI felt the pancreatitis was probably caused by the gallbladder and recommended removal.I am currently on bland, no fat diet and a week later am free from pain. 1. Does this sound like a gallbladder problem to you? 2. Would sludge cause pancreatitis? 3. Should there be a concern about the polyp in the gallbladder? 4.
Avatar n tn Patients may also experience a sense of incomplete evacuation even when the rectum is empty. Other potential causes can include malabsorption or chronic pancreatitis. Fecal fat tests and blood tests for celiac disease can be done to evaluate for malabsorption, or imaging studies and pancreatic enzymes done to evaluate for pancreatitis. I would also consider a colonoscopy. These tests can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar n tn I have no digestive pain, I have lots of energy and I follow a very healthy diet. I have a normal abdominal CT, abdominal ultrasound, liver function and lower GI series. I've tried almost every nutritional supplement in the book, although I have no identifiable nutritional deficiency, but my body hasn't been able to heal itself. I don't use any drugs, including alcohol and tobacco.
Avatar n tn I had my gallbladder out 3 months ago after a bout with pancreatitis. Since then I have had 2 problems. First is constant nausea. It is especially bad in the morning but is there pretty much all day. The second is that every 2 weeks or so I get unbearable pain in my stomach between the bottom of my rib cage and belly button. The pain lasts between 20 and 60 minutes.
Avatar n tn My symptoms continue to worsen. I have gone to an almost fat free diet this last week. This is not practical in the long term as I will be forced to tell everyone I dine with about my health troubles, and must make alternate meals for my husband and children. Is my doctor taking the right course of action? Should I consult him again? Thank you!
Avatar n tn It is happening all the time now, and effects me daily. I am 26 and am a healthy weight. I am fairly stress free. I haven't changed my diet except I am drinking more fluids, which hasn't helped. Ovary problems are common in my family. I have had intense pain in my ovary area a few times in the past, but my obgyn says they are fine. I know some of these symptoms are common with ovarian cancer. Are these related? Thank you very much for any information.
Avatar f tn I have had no other diagnostics run around the pre-diabetes so I am not sure if it is due to life style/diet or is related to the long-term prednisone causing insulin resistance and resulting inbility of the pancreas to produce insulin. My gastroenterologist wants me to start azothioprine. I am concerned about the potential for blood dyscrasias and the association w/ pancreatitis. So - neither one of the drugs which would put me into remission feel like viable choices.
469720 tn?1388149949 The National Cholesterol Education Program considers cholesterol testing in a doctor's office to be the preferred way because the patient can get advice immediately about the meaning of the results and what to do. Besides determining total cholesterol levels, doctors often order a lipoprotein profile that shows the amounts of LDL, HDL, and another type of blood fat called triglycerides. This information gives doctors a better idea of heart disease risk and helps guide any treatment.
Avatar n tn I cannot tell if eating or diet is the direct cause of this. I am very nervous that I may have a chronic form of pancreatitis, since I have read that some of the symptoms of it resemble mine. Yet, I have only been drunk a few times in my life and never had any problems before April of this year. I have not touched alcohol or Paxil since my visit to hospital nearly six months ago.
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis would be unlikely given the pancreatic enzymes and the results of the imaging studies. I would evaluate for malabsorption or celiac disease, done via stool and blood tests respectively. Imaging of the biliary tree for stones can be done as well, with an MRCP or ERCP. Furthermore, breath tests can be done to evaluate for bacterial overgrowth or lactose intolerance. If all the tests are negative, it is less likely that a major GI disease is causing your symptoms.
406419 tn?1244914764 I have tried numerous things over the past seven months to alleviate these conditions including change of diet and colon cleansing products. I recently had the following tests -bloodwork, Ultrasound of abdomen, EGD, MRI/MRCP. I have copies of all reports which indicate the following: LDL 161, Chol 234, Trig, 142, HDL 45, TSH 2.96; Ultrasound reveals dilated common bile duct measuring 9mm; EGD revealed esophagus, gastric mucosa, duodenal bulb all normal.
Avatar n tn IBS is certainly possible, but other causes like chronic pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or malabsorption can also lead to these symptoms. If suspected, blood tests to look at the amylase/lipase, a colonoscopy, and stool tests to exclude malabsorption can all be considered. If negative, then optimizing treatment of IBS can be done - including increasing fiber in the diet, or antispasmodic agents. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar n tn I have stayed on a restrictive diet...broth, rice chicken poached fish..have cheated with a bite of meat ...i do not have pain only the nausea and some bloating. One of my docs think I may have lyme disease and this could be an inflammation from that. Where I live there are not many docs that do ercp and I don't even know if I should venture to have this test thanks...
Avatar n tn You have had a pretty comprehensive workup with the tests you have described. You may want to consider the following additional causes - including chronic pancreatitis, malabsorption or the various causes of dyspepsia (GERD, ulcers, or upper GI inflammation). I would suggest blood tests for celiac disease and pancreatitis. Malabsorption can be evaluated with a fecal fat test. The most comprehensive test for dyspepsia can be evaluated with an upper endoscopy.