Pancreatitis treatment enzymes

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Avatar n tn My question is does this mean I have chronic pancreatitis or can you not tell on a MRCP? Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
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 My chocolate lab "Skip" is about 10 years old and developed pancreatitis for the first time. We took him to the doctor he never vomited or diahrea until the day after he got to the vets office. His amalyse was high like 8000 and his glucose and white blood count low but we got an ultrasound to make sure not cancer. He started to show improvements with the IV and antibiotic. Now a week later he is starting to decline and the vet has tried everything.
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 That can only be done in the hospital. I had pancreatitis and was hospitalized for 8 days before the enzymes were low enough for me to leave. They did stay just above normal for two more weeks. Perhaps your enzyme level isn't high enough to require treatment yet. I would keep up on this and see your doctor again soon if the pain continues.
Avatar n tn It's not at all unusual for people with gallstones to develop pancreatitis. If a stone gets lodged in just the wrong place in the ducts, the pancreatic enzymes can't drain properly to the small intestine. The result is that those enzymes, instead of digesting the food you eat, they end up digesting the pancreas itself. On top of that, the pancreas is one of the more delicate organs of the body. Once it gets disturbed, it tends to keep complaining for quite some time.
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. There are over a dozen much more common things that might cause it. "Pancreatitis occurs when digestive enzymes produced in your pancreas become activated while inside the pancreas, causing damage to the organ.
155056 tn?1333642288 It is as though her body is completely breaking down. She is now hospitalized with pancreatitis and they have stopped treatment, for good. I am just trying to find out if anyone else has gone thru this and what it all might mean. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks.
Avatar m tn Hi,names Jason & i was diagnosed with hereditary pancreatits at the age of 14.Im 18 now & have been hospitalized more then 15 times since my first attack.Its been just 6 months since last time Ive had a big attack and hospitalized once more,but recently in these past two months ive been having pain in my stomach again that has been coming & going.
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.
Avatar m tn Hello, Thank you to anyone who may respond and offer information in regards to my post. My simple history is I have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and then was upgraded chronic p. I have been to a slew of doctors(GP/GIs) who have done numerous tests including multiple ultrasounds, amylase/lipase serums, ct scan with contrast, and a hida scan with all of them showing negative results. My pancreatitis seems to come and go for no apparent reason.
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.
1453931 tn?1285188953 Sorry to hear about your pancreatitis. Just a question how did you know you had chronic pancreatitis? I had my GB removed just like you in 2008. I had a bile leak and when they preformed a ERCP I got acute pancreatitis. It is a risk associated with the ERCP. Anyway after my amylase and lipase went down to normal I was checked out of the hospital. However since then I have had horrible nocturnal abdominal pain and it also happens when on an empty stomach longer than 4 hours.
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?
1337091 tn?1275912473 His Amalayse and lipase enzymes came back high, suggestive of pancreatitis. He was hospitalized there for supportive care of iv fluids, antibiotics, pepsid ac, no food or water. His x-ray showed nothing clear. 2 days in the hospital, no improvement. My vet suggested I take him to the ER at another hospital for an ultrasound of his abdomen. This morning when i went to take him, he couldn't walk and kept falling over and crying.
Avatar f tn They have no idea of why her enzymes ar this elevated. I will have a blood panel repeat next week. Any thoughts?
Avatar n tn I just don't understand why the doctors are so reluctant to treat (suspected) pancreatitis. Nothing shows in my blood tests, so I must be fine. (Ya, right.) If the treatment is to rest the pancreas, no food, etc., then why don't they just have me do this? It would be a lot easier to deal with, than these painful flare-ups. I have actually tried to self-treat & abstain from all food,- I can't do it any longer than a day and a half.
Avatar n tn Your husband is receiving the standard medical treatment for a severe acute pancreatitis attack. Often severe cases can take several weeks to subside. The doctors are controlling his nausea and replacing his fluids and allowing the pancreas total rest by restricting solid food. The antibiotics were given as a safeguard in case any infection resulted from his attack. This, too, is standard procedure after an acute attack.
Avatar f tn I've been taking 2-4mg of sublingual films a day,(suboxone) for over a year now. I've had liver tests before in treatment and they all came out normal. Recently, I had my annual exam. My doctor said I had "extremely high liver enzymes. I'm wondering if this issue is related to my suboxone use? I assumed I was taking a low dose? Could this issue be deadly?
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 f tn I've been hospitalized with pancreatitis twice in the last 2 years. I have type2 diabetes, I'm overweight. I am a 60 year old African American female. DIAGNOSIS: My gastroenterologist came up with nothing Murilax and Amitiza. Not very effective. After doing research on my own, I discovered digestive enzymes. I've purchased some from Enzymedica that have helped tremendously, but not totally--because I don't know enough about my needs.
747159 tn?1293807927 Good Day, I have auto immune chronic pancreatitis, CLL, had colon cancer, and they once thought I had pancreatic cancer, the fine needle biopsy showed I had it but when they did the Whipple procedure they did not fine it. I was given viokase 8 for years, then they took that off the market and I had to go on creon dr 24,000 units. I have tried this by first taking 2 one before meals and one after meals, it did nothing to help me.
Avatar n tn The pancreatic enzymes can become a danger to the pancreas itself if they become activated within the pancreatic tissues, and this is what happens in pancreatitis. The enzymes begin to digest the cells of the pancreas. Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process that produces different degrees of oedema, haemorrhage, and the destruction of pancreatic cells. It can be very serious.
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 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 f tn I hope someone out there can help me. For 14 years, I have suffered abdominal attacks in my diaframe very high up in the area between my rib cages. The pain mimics pancreatic pain. The pain is so horrible that I almost wish I could die. It usually lasts 20 to 30 minutes, but can be longer. I am paralized during these attacks & can't move. They usually occur 4 to 6 times a year with milder attacks in between the more serious attacks. Lately, they are becoming more frequent.
Avatar n tn something about it will slow or cease the production of enzymes my body is making? I have read about pancreatitis and seem to remember that this ERCP test alone can cause pancreatitis, and not to sure I want to feel any worse then what I do now if this is the case. I just dont know what else to expect and this quack I have for a Dr doesnt seem to concerned with answering my questions, puts me off telling me to wait and see what the tests show.