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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 n tn The endoscopy found mild gastritis. All other test are normal.The pancreatic specialist did not mention pancreatitis at the time and only prescribed nexium and sulcrafate for the gastritis. I am 67, and never had a previous bout with pancreatitis. Moderate beer drinker. How should I be treated?
Avatar n tn Six months ago our 13 year old mini schnauzer suffered dreadfully with a severe case of panreatitis and his discomfort and internal bleeding left no option but to put him down (such a terrible term!). He had suffered from pancreatitis for a number of years and received treatment on each occasion but it seemed that with every new attack, his recovery response to treatment diminished.
Avatar f tn According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse" "The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is many years of heavy alcohol use. The chronic form of pancreatitis can be triggered by one acute attack that damages the pancreatic duct. The damaged duct causes the pancreas to become inflamed. Scar tissue develops and the pancreas is slowly destroyed." You can't live without your pancreas, so if it's destroyed, the end result will not be a happy one.
Avatar n tn We took him to a specialist hospital where he had the same treatment in ICU as a human with pancreatitis. He had a central line placed in his neck so he didn't have to get stuck with needles all the time, and was put on TPN - nutrition given via IV. He also had a ton of pain meds - a 75 mcg fentanyl patch along with injections of dilaudid for breakthrough pain. At least I know he was as comfortable as humanly possible those last couple of weeks.
Avatar m tn If you think it's mild pancratitis, he should follow the same diet he did when he had pancreatitus in the past, and then slowly add back also using digestive enzymes to give his system some help. In autoimmune pancreatitis, once diagnosed the treatment is basically steroids/corticosteroids which can help. And since he's just had his GB out, he shoudl be following a low fat diet. In many individuals, they can have problems digesting fats due to a lack of bile release 'regulation.
Avatar f tn IFN rarely causes Pancreatitis during tx (7 out of 1706 patients in this study) All patients' pancreatitis resolved after stopping tx. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15309891 There are over a dozen much more common things that might cause it. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pancreatitis/ds00371/dsection=causes "Pancreatitis occurs when digestive enzymes produced in your pancreas become activated while inside the pancreas, causing damage to the organ.
1264088 tn?1279484422 He is running trials in the states on SOD treatment and you get free treatment if you sign up to the group. Its called EPISOD. You can google it. He told me he is sure its sod because everything else is ruled out, my enzymes were elevated, I had the typical pain and vomiting and I have bad attacks with narcotics. Narcotics cause these attacks in most everyone with SOD since they raise pressure in the sphincter. He did mrcp and I do not have dilated bile duct so I am type 2.
701334 tn?1262857103 male,non smoker,stopped drinking(weeked warrior,heavy at times,but stopped) i have a buddy with pancreatitis,and im scared this could be that too,but i look at him,and compare myself to him,and im NOWHERE near as bad as he is,,,,but what could be causing this pain in center into my back?
Avatar n tn Oh boy, you're in for a possible roller coaster ride. There isn't a "magic bullet" treatment for pancreatitis and the associated liver issues. The treatment is actually "starvation" for up to 3 or 4 weeks if necessary to allow the pancreas to rest and reduce the swelling. (Same is true for humans with this condition.) It is usually a pretty painful condition as well, so it's good your pup is still fairly active.
902019 tn?1249865014 If your Imuran treatment is working, you shouldn't still be dropping weight as a result of digestive enzymes. Have you had IgG4 bloodwork? How are your liver function tests these days? I coasted along ok till last fall, symptoms started again and by xmas was in full AIP flareup. 6 wks of prednisone (starting at 40 mg, then weaning), and by mid March liver tests were elevated again so had to do 12 wks of prednisone.
Avatar n tn Kathleen, Pain behind the ribcage is a common symptom of pancreatitis. I have had acute pancreatitis which has now become chronic pancreatitis. Pain can be present in many areas, lower abdomen by navel, mid abdomen, flank areas, rib cage, back and shoulders. Pain is usually more severe when one is having a flare-up, when irritation and inflamation is present . Continued inflamation can lead to an acute attack.
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>.
1529419 tn?1291873205 She has had no further vomiting or diarrhea today and mostly sleeping. Can a small puppy like this survive acute pancreatitis? Her usual food has been Nutros lamb and rice in can and pellets. It says it is for sensitive stomachs. She had no temperature elevation and was playful as soon as I brought her home last night. She rebounds quickly with treatment. What are your thoughts please and/or other recommendations.
Avatar m tn The digestive enzymes are traditionally believed to enhance the digestive process and coax the digestive system into optimal functioning.
Avatar n tn My mother is 66 years of age, recently discharged from hospital, present weight is 62 lbs, diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, pseudocyst and tumor tail of the pancreas detected by C.T scan, my mother is booked forERCP,I'm very worried as she is very frail, is there any risk in doing this test with someone so malnurished.Internist says she is not srong enough for a biopsy,therfore we don't know if the tumor is malignant, is there any other way of finding out,?ultrasound.
Avatar n tn , Chowdhury, T., and Miedema, B.W. (1998) Endoscopic sphincterotomy for the treatment of gallstone pancreatitis during pregnancy. Surgical Endoscopy, 12(5), 394-399 (May). Bernard, P., Lopez, J.F., Kitmacher, P., Doublier, C., and Peyretou, C. (1990) Acute pancreatitis and pregnancy. A recent case report. [Article in French] J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris), 19(8), 1006-1010. Block, P., and Kelly, T.R. (1989) Management of gallstone pancreatitis during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Avatar n tn The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it. You need a second opinion.
Avatar n tn HAVE YOU BEEN CHECKED FOR PANCREATITIS. MY DAUGHTER ALWAYS HAS UPPER BACK PAIN - BRA STRAP AREA AND WE THINK IT IS PANCREATITIS. ALSO DID THEY DO BLOOD WORK TO CHECK ON HER AMALYSE AND LIPASE ENZYME LEVELS. THAT WOULD ALSO INDICATE PANCREATITIS. GOOD LUCK.I AM ALSO GOING THROUGH THE DIAGNOSTIC TURMOIL.
Avatar f tn Hello GG....Did they also give her antibiotics for the pancreatitis? How about pain meds.? This is an extremely painful condition....The trick here is to let the pancreas rest for the inflammation to go down. Usually, antibiotics are given incase the cause is infection. What you choose to feed her is the next step. Get them both off of Iams Food; as this is very LOW quality and they need much better nutrition for their senior years. LOW fat is what your sick girl will need.
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 n tn I am convinced my afibbing is a digestive problem. I also take digestive enzymes and have just begun probiotics. I think the key may be keeping stomach alkaline hence ac vinegar.
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 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.
793908 tn?1294708709 Hi all..I have not been in here in awhile. Life has been hard for Julie (my 10 yr old mini poodle). As some of you know, she is on Trilostane. It WAS working great till she had many Pancreatitis attacks..every month for 6 mos..& she had to go off & on Trilostane alot & that threw her body way off. Reluctantly, my Vet upped her to 34 mg. & said she can not go any higher for her weight..13.5 lbs.. I read differently...that she can go to a higher dose.
Avatar n tn I currently am battling acute pancreatitis and the digestive enzymes seem to help. I still have pains when I eat but they are not as severe.
4218301 tn?1351218199 I was diagnosed with the condition at age 3. At which time my gall bladder was removed along with with a Roun-Y procedure. I am now 25. I am always in a low level of pain that I have managed. I get attacks where my Lipase and Amalyse elevate sometimes minimally , many time into the thousands plus. At this time I am treated at a hospitial with iv pain medication, fluids and rest. This has more or less become my constant life.
Avatar n tn I have heartburn after every meal and it lasts 3 hours, Then my stomach is in pain. Wondering if it is a digestive disorder ? gnawing pain when hungry. Assuming GERD So I have slept with a tilt for 4 months. I hate to go on a liquid diet.If Nexium 40 mg. did not control heartburn and stomach pain then What can one do? Continue to follow all the guidelines for diet so I am doing my part. Vicious Circle: Pain no food, Pain with food : Very Bland too Have you tried Librax ? Prilosec ?
793908 tn?1294708709 I POSTED THIS IN THE FORUM TOO... Hi all..I have not been in here in awhile. Life has been hard for Julie (my 10 yr old mini poodle). As some of you know, she is on Trilostane. It WAS working great till she had many Pancreatitis attacks..every month for 6 mos..& she had to go off & on Trilostane alot & that threw her body way off. Reluctantly, my Vet upped her to 34 mg. & said she can not go any higher for her weight..13.5 lbs.. I read differently...