Pancreatitis treatment causes

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Avatar n tn however, patients with alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis who continue to drink have increased mortality. Treatment for chronic pancreatitis primarily involves pain control - although it is sometimes stated that chronic pancreatitis "burns out" over time, the duration of time over which this may occur is highly variable, if it occurs at all. If medications aren't doing the job, then more specialized treatment may be considered.
Avatar n tn A doctor might be able to monitor the amount of enzymes being produced, by pancreatic function tests, to determine if the pancreas is making ENOUGH digestive enzymes. Treatment for pancreatitis may involve surgery, but normally, the treatment is to support vital functions of the body and to prevent any complications (like lung collapse due to lack of oxygen in the cells and tissues), as well as to alleviate pain. Serious problems may arise with your body (...
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 f tn I have been doing research online regarding Autoimmune Pancreatitis. I am noticing no case studies done in my sons age group, treatment is corticosteroids/steroid saving therapies, over a prolonged period of time. In all the research i have been reading there is no data regarding long term prognosis , or quality of life in persons with this disorder. Another concern of mine is if he has to go on a steroid long term, what about schooling?
Avatar f tn A poorly functioning pancreas can cause digestion problems and diabetes.
Avatar f tn However, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and other antimicrobials should be used to cover possible infectious causes such as toxoplasmosis infection, and to cover infections secondary to the pancreatitis, if warrented. Treatment of pancreatitis in cats include the following: For Anorexia (not eating), use appetite stimulant medications. For Dehydration, use IV and/or Sub Q fluid therapy, For Hypothermia (dangerously decreased body heat), use incubators, heating pad, etc.
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 f tn The best thing you can do is contact your doc and have the appropriate diagnostic studies done. Pancreatitis needs treatment, as you know, so it is best to find out for sure. Best of luck to you.
Avatar m tn I just got diagnosed chronic pancreatitis and dont know what my options will be for treatment, so Im also looking for answers on what worked and what didnt, also for meds what helps the pain? Thanks in advance for your input. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Digestive-Disorders---Gastroenterology/Connection-Between-Chronic-Pancreatitis-Idiopathic-and-Liver-Disease/show/236754">Connection Between Chronic Pancreatitis/Idiopathic and Liver Disease</a>.
Avatar n tn Eventually the nerve fibers are damaged, leading to the cotton weool spots. Diabetes and hypertension are the two most common diseases that cause these spots, and the best treatment would be to treat the underlying disease. Any insult to the blood supple to the retina can cause a spot, and it may be possible that the infection you previously had may contribute to this. It should be noted that cotton wool spots often goes away on their own.
Avatar m tn There are two types of Pancreatitis 1.Acute and 2.Chronic. The main causes of Pancreatitis are persistent high alcohol consumption, gall bladder stones, geographic location, especially the tropics. Allopathic treatments include IV or IM pain killers, Antacids and Antibiotics. However these Allopathic treatments may not treat the root cause of pancreatitis & will have complications and adverse effect.
Avatar n tn disease of the biliary tract, for example: gall stones blocking the duct where it opens into the duodenum alcoholism trauma - bullet or knife wound duodenal ulcer hyperparathyroidism - over active parathyroid glands hyperlipidaemia - abnormally high levels of lipids such as cholesterol in the blood viral infection certain drugs such as corticosteroids and thiazide diuretics. The main symptom of pancreatitis is severe abdominal pain that is sudden in onset and continuous.
Avatar f tn I am really sick with pancreatitis and in no way can stop taking narcotics because they allow me to eat. I am 108 lbs. at 5'9" and relapsed about 2 months ago off of coc and alcohol. They wont allow me into treatment because of the meds I take, I just cant focus on stopping something that is allowing me to eat, so I know I need to get back into meetings which is where I had 8 months before I relapsed anyways.
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.
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 f tn have you had a mrcp?
Avatar f tn We are seeing a pediatric gastroenterologist and are in the midst of a bunch of tests on much of her entilre body but I want to make sure she gets the best treatment initially once a treatment process is started. I would be happy to travel to the best one or have my present doctor consult with one on the cutting edge of knowledge about this blastocystis and how it affects the digestive system and the body.
Avatar m tn If you are e-positive then the end of treatment is becoming e-negative. If you are e-negative then the end of treatment is less clear and needs further discussion.
Avatar n tn I did not feel pain until I went through the Interferon/Ribavarin treatment for 9 months, after the treatment I started feeling pain and I have had the pain for 10 years with no stopage of that pain, as a matter a fact, just recently after another CT Scan was done, the pain increased somewhat.
Avatar f tn Cirrhosis of the liver has many causes with two being diabetes and obesity. Chronic pancreatitis needs treatment. There are medications to help lower your sugar, but your doctors must have a reason for not giving these to you. I don't know what their thinking is. For your diet, remember that it isn't just the sweets that raise you sugar, it is carbohydrates in general. You need to avoid white bread, white potatoes, etc.
Avatar n tn There are many causes of pancreatitis in childhood , viral etiology including mumps , infectious mononucleosis , influenza A, german measles , and Coxsackie B virus . These would produce a clinical picture of acute pancreatitis with severe epigastric pain , severe enough to cause the child to assume a sitting position , radiating to the back , persistent vomiting and fever . If the pancreatitis is due to a viral uncomplicated infection , the prognosis is good .
Avatar n tn Dear Charlotte, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar m tn Now my 5 year old schnauzer had her first attack of pancreatitis. Standard treatment is to withhold food for 72 hours. Drink small amounts of water. Then on day 3 give 1 tablespoon of either special canned diet ID formula or the boiled chicken and rice. Continue 1 tablespoon a day for 3 days. Then re check with vet. Keep on special pancreas diet for life. No fat snacks like popcorn etc. Only dog food that is low in fat.
Avatar n tn I went back again Later Oct to get another swab test done for chlamydia and it came back negative. I intend to go to urologist to see if I have pancreatitis. My question is what the heck could I have? Would the antibitoics Ive had not been able to treat pancreatiitis if i do have it? I do not have any anal pain no pain while urinating no pain when ejaculating. Could I pass on infection from pancreatitis to my gf if it is bacterial?
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 f tn Alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol) Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder) Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten) Cirrhosis (liver scarring) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection Dermatomyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness and skin rash) Epstein-Barr virus Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) Heart attack Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your body) Hypothyroidism (underactive thyro
Avatar n tn bile duct stricture, alcohol, systemic disease) continues without appropriate treatment then the possibility of chronic pancreatitis increases. Your concerns 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. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D.
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.
Avatar n tn Overall, although pancreatitis caused by hypertriglyceridemia has the same prognosis as other causes of the acute episode, early recognition and treatment have been shown to hasten clinical recovery. In addition to insulin, which promotes tissue uptake of lipids, specific treatment modalities can include fresh frozen plasma and plasmapheresis. Plasmapheresis has been shown to cause dramatic clinical improvement in patients with acute pancreatitis and to prevent disease recurrences.
Avatar n tn My wife has been battling pancreatitis for approximately the past 2 years. After our daughter was born, she had cholecystitis with a subsequent laparascopic cholecystectomy. She experienced no problems for the first few months after the lap chole., but has since been experiencing recurring bouts of pancreatitis, for which she had 3 ERCP's with a sphincterotomy on her third one. She did well for approx. 6 months when she again started with the mid-epigastric pain radiating to her back.