Pancreatitis diet recommendations

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Avatar n tn My 7 year old champion 4-H obedience/Showmanship female schnauzer was recently and unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her Lipase levels reflected 6000. Three days later her levels dropped to 5000, by the 5th day they jumped to almost 8000. After a long talk with the Vet, I elected to bring her home if she was able to hold food down. Despite the high lipase level, the dog was perkier and feeling better, we were risking her survival, but it was chance it or euthanize the dog.
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.
1529419 tn?1291873205 Yes acute canine pancreatitis is easily resolved with a home-made bland diet fed in very small portions 3-4 times a day. Digestive enzymes and probiotics should be added to your dogs meals twice a day and fluids given as needed to promote proper hydration. Should you want to follow up with me, that is fine.
Avatar f tn He is a very sensitive, nervous cat. His labs indicate that he does not have pancreatitis, and overall his lab work looks good. He had a full senior work up, as well as urinanalysis and the test for the pancreatitis (negative). He has been dehydrated, not eating well, nauseated and vomiting. Is the next step to do an ultrasound?
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 Thanks for the recommendations. I previously read up on pancreatitis and its symptoms and thought that it could be the problem. I'm wondering though, the ER doctor prescribed some pepcid. I've been taking that, and it seemed to help at first, but the last couple of days, I've had aching type pain in the same area that I had the severe pain. Is there anything in particular that aggravates pancreatitis? I don't want to keep doing something I shouldn't be doing. Thanks again!
Avatar n tn Diet plays a large role in the elevation of cholesterol and the first step of any treatment program should be to begin a low fat, low cholesterol diet. It may be necessary to get the help of a dietitian to achieve a good diet. Many people think they are following a healthy diet but are actually consuming quite a large percentage of fat. Diet will not work in everyone however as genetic makeup is also a factor in cholesterol levels.
Avatar n tn Five days later the doctor informed us there were no cancer cells found in the biopsies and that it was acute pancreatitis. Totally relieved he was released from the hospital and has not got any better and its been over three weeks. He is getting worse. When this all started he was at 210 pounds and now down to 175. He saw another doctor that said this was chronic pancreatitis and gave him some enzymes and told him to change his diet and they would repeat some of the scans and blood tests.
Avatar f tn On Aug. 31st my dog was diagnosed with Kidney Failure. Her creatinine was at a 8. As of almost 2 weeks ago it went down to a 2. I have been giving her 6 cc's of fluid subcutaneously. As also Aluminum Hydroxide Gel, USP 5 mL after she eats. Along with PancrePlus as she basically has chronic pancreatitis since 2011 and I can only feed her either boiled chicken & rice or science diet I/D or she starts to tremble in pain.
Avatar f tn Vet said that this was due to bile salts. Since last visit to vets approx 11 days ago, we changed diet to pasta and fish and no vomiting until today, and even then not a lot. Have looked up bile salts on i/net but unsure whether it is a LACK of bile salts or EXCESS bile salts causing the vomiting? Not due back at vets for 10 days or so. Dog on Vit E, Milkthistle compound and Biostrath from us and antiobiotics and liver supplment from vets.
Avatar m tn I have also been exercising regularly and eating a decent diet. Overall, this condition presents a very uncomfortable feeling that leads to much rectal itching, discomfort, embarrassment, and worry and is starting to interfere with my daily work and lesiure activities. I have recently moved to a new city and do not have access to a family doctor but still need to pursue this. Any advice or recommendations would be welcomed. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I have been quite constipated even though my diet has been consisting mostly of whole grain toast, and fruits and vegetables. I have been maintaining a low fat diet for weeks. I have lost 10 pounds. My doctor feels that most of my symptoms are not caused by the gallstone. I was hoping to get another opinion I am waiting to be scheduled for another ultra sound and CT. I am just so tired now, I need some relief. Can you suggest anything? Thanks!!
Avatar n tn Sometimes you have to try several foods to see if there is a food intolerance or allergy. If EN doesn't work, I will usually try a hypoallergenic diet next or grain free diet. You also might consider testing for cobalamin, folate, and pancreatic enzymes to see if there is a vitamin deficiency or pancreatitis. Was a thyroid level checked?
Avatar n tn A short-term regimen (a week or so) is usually tolerated fairly well, but longer than that puts you in a position where your dog is flirting with developing diabetes mellitus, Cushing's Disease, pancreatitis, or several other problems. By doing bloodwork at least twice during the two months he's being treated you can keep track of how his system is tolerating the steroids. Weaning him off at the earliest sign of problems would be possible if you're keeping track of how he's responding.
Avatar f tn I had exactly the same thing happen to me after gb surgery, however, imo, I am infuriated that rather than call it what is IS which is either one of several forms of pancreatitis with or without sphincter of oddi dysfunction, the medical community decided to give it a new name Post Cholecystectomy Syndrome.
Avatar f tn In any case, does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for further slowing down this diarrhea? And, if anyone has had a colectomy or partial colectomy - does the diarrhea ever end? And, if so, how long after surgery did it take before it ended? I know this is an individualized experience, i.e., everyone is different, but I would just like to get a general timeframe in which I might expect that it will end.
Avatar f tn There are three types of SOD, and type III (lucky me, is what I have) shows no diagnostic changes and can only be confirmed by an endoscopic procedure called ERCP in which they go down the throat, through the stomach to both view, measure the pressure and potentially cut the SO muscle in an attempt to alleviate the SOD long term however, there are very risky side effects of developing anywere from acute to chronic Pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn I recently was diagnosed, after 3 acute and painful attacks, as having three tiny stones. My doctor and I discussed trying to manage them by diet and he suggested olive oil. I did some research and did find that the two natural ways to flush seemed to be a chinese herb (which I will not take right now) and olive oil/fresh lemon juice were frequent recommendations. I have resumed my flaxseed oil supplementation as well and a gelcap of Evening Primrose Oil daily.
Avatar f tn I had gallstones about 6 years ago and, at my naturopath's recommendations, drank fresh pineapple, lemon and ginger juice every 2nd day, and fresh veg juice every other day and cleaned up my diet to aid a healthy liver (liver and gall bladder are very related). Never bothered me again (but my family doctor continues to tell me I must get my gall bladder removed at every check up). Then at the start of this pregnancy (my 4th) I had some pain there again...
Avatar n tn hello, i had my gallbladder removed in feb 1987 , after i finished chemo for breat cancer, i had ultrasounds which shows nothing and it was a hyda scan that revealed i did not have stones,i had a diseased gallbaldder. i was not told of the side effects. i thought i was going to be veyr normal, ad i was up workingout with richards simmons a week later. what a shock, its been almost 10 yrs. and it gets no better. i had a colonoscopy about month agoand it was ok. i have a egd sceduled for dec 26.
Avatar n tn You asked if anyone had any diet recommendations. Well, as you can read from my post on October 1, you'll read I've been having problems with my stomach for a long time, not really sure what's going on with my stomach. I've done some internet searches and found a lot of people get relief from eating yogurt (without fruit)with live cultures like acidopholus or taking acidopholus supplements. I decided to give it a try and since my post of October 1 I haven't had any problems.
Avatar m tn was found to have some esophagitis and gastritis with an endoscopy study. Some of the recommendations overlap for the two. Pears are allowed on the IC diet and I think tends to be better with my GERD. However, blueberries and honeydew melon, both allowed on the IC diet have caused a flare in the burning acid in my stomach for me. If I put the blueberries in vanilla Activia or eat them close together in timing, this helps with that one.
Avatar n tn I was on meds a few years ago Lopid but i was not following a diet and it did not seem to work. 2 months ago i had a cholesterol check and these are my results. TC=225 TRI=424 HDL=32 and i do not know the LDL because my Tri's were high. My cardio told me I need to cut out fast food and exerise more and change my diet I also take omega 3 now. So I have done all that I no longer eat fast food which is awsome but I have cheated slightly here and there.
Avatar f tn If you are able to get copies and post your dogs actual blood and urine results that would help me to offer you specific kidney therapy recommendations. Fluid therapy is the single most important factor in the treatment of kidney disease. The kidneys normally function to maintain fluid levels by concentrating the urine. With kidney disease, excess fluids are lost into the urine so dehydration is a major problem. Good nutrition is also critical.
Avatar n tn so they cut again and they gave me pancreatitis. I spent 9 days in the hosptital. A couple of years later, I was told I needed another ERCP..this time they put in a shunt..which they removed a couple of days later. About a year later, another ERCP. I am still in pain, still have chronic nausea, chronic vomiting (it is not too bad as long as I don't eat normal food)and chronic diarrhea.
Avatar n tn Hi there I've been suffering from acute recurring pancreatitis for the last 4 years. 2 years ago I had such a bad bout that my pancreas ruptured and I had to have emergency surgery to remove the leakage from my belly. Serum amylase through the roof and swollen pancreas on CT scan. I had a massive infection prior to the surgery and I'm allergic to antibiotics so it was a fairly horrendous experience.
Avatar f tn Had an NJ tube for a few months before my intestines telescoped around it and I got pancreatitis. Meanwhile, the mystery pain right in the upper center of my stomach never went away. Finally about 14 months after symptoms began, they started easing up and getting better and doctors just said I had mystery gastroparesis and left it at that. Since that time I've had an intolerance to eggs and gluten, but overall have been healthy for the past 10 years.
Avatar n tn The prilosec seems to help just a little but I have only taken it for 3 days now. Does anyone have a diet or herbal recommendations I can follow to try to relieve this. I am tired of being treated like I'm just a crazy simply because I'm a post menopausal woman.
Avatar n tn They came back normal except the Cholesterol was high (240). Bilirubin was 1.8. He ordered an ultrasound of the gall bladder. I've modified my diet which contains no refined sugars and caffeine. It has improved my overall wellness but the symptoms have not improved. Yesterday I slipped a little on my diet (had a piece of cake) and the dry skin and general malaise feeling returned with a vengeance. Can gall bladder cause this?
Avatar n tn If you'd like to e-mail me directly, I may be able to offer some specific herbal recommendations from this book.