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get help with pancreatitis symptoms
Techniques to treat pancreatitis naturally or by traditional methods
If you have Pancreatitis, it's important to seek treatment asap. Pancreatitis is often a starting point
of Pancreatic Cancer. Dealing with pancreatitis can help stop the pain that likely got your attention
in the first place, reverse the issues causing it and will keep future complications to a minimum.
Unfortunately, pancreatitis can return and it is important to both manage it quickly and get facts
about a long-term strategy for keeping repeat attacks to a minimum.
You will receive treatment in a hospital to allow your pancreas to heal and make sure your body is
not going to shut down. You can expect to get intravenous (IV) fluids to replace lost fluids and
maintain your blood pressure. Medicines to handle pain can help you until the inflammation goes
Most acute pancreatitis can usually be treated relatively easily (from a medical standpoint).
However, in some cases if you are suffering from severe pancreatitis, you could possibly require
intense medical support for your heart, potential ventilation for your lungs if they fail and in some
cases dialysis to support the kidneys. Almost all patients require intravenous nutrition and to be
taken off hard foods during treatment.
You can get an infection in the places where areas of your pancreas have died. This type of
infection can be fatal if left unchecked and needs skilled treatment to manage the infection and
even potentially remove the infected dead pancreas material or drain certain areas with different
A nutritionist will begin to talk with you as you will likely not be given anything to eat for up to a
week to help "rest" your pancreas. They will regulate your IV nutrition and speak with you about
the foods you eat.
Surgery is done only if your pain and pancreatitis tests demonstrate have not reacted to other
There are several procedures which can be done; two of these procedures have been used for
many years, but one remains experimental.
Relieve blockage - A surgical procedure called pancreaticojejunostomy removes the blockages
and resulting pressure in the pancreatic ducts. It alleviates pain in about 80 percent of individuals.
For unknown reasons, pain returns within 12 months in some people who undergo this procedure.
Remove a part of the pancreas - Removing very specific damaged parts of the pancreas can
relieve pain in some individuals with chronic pancreatitis.
Take out the pancreas and transplant islet cells - An experimental treatment for pancreatitis
recently done in Japan involved removing the pancreas and then replacing the insulin-producing
elements (called islets).
Stop The Pain down the road
A physician can help stop painful apparent symptoms of chronic pancreatitis. Simple things can
help you if you are diagnosed early, but more intensive measures may be needed if you have
waited and done damage to your pancreas.
It is advisable to Stop Drinking - This is the Number one treatment for individuals with pancreatitis
that drinking caused.
You must switch to low-fat meals - Eating more but smaller, low-fat meals and drinking plenty of
fluids can reduce the discomfort of chronic pancreatitis.
You can take Pain medication - Nonprescription pain medications like Ibuprofen (to reduce
swelling) usually decrease pain.
Take Pancreatic enzyme supplements - Pancreatic enzyme replaces the enzymes normally
provided by the pancreas, letting the pancreas "rest." This often reduces swelling and in turn,
You may want to try Narcotic pain medicines - These prescription drugs are sometimes
recommended if pancreatic enzymes don't stop pain and are typically used in a healthcare facility
during an acute pancreatitis attack.
Treatments that fix the pancreatic ducts - Pancreatitis creates pain if there is blockage of the
pancreatic ducts that restrict secretions from the pancreas. The back-up of pancreatic fluid in
creates pain and inflammation of the pancreas. Sometimes a doctor needs to place a tube into
the narrowed area (called stenting). This is not a typical option however as it carries its own set of
Ways to get More Information
Pancreatitis From Medication Resource Line - This resource line can help in understanding your
treatment options if your Pancreatitis could have been caused by medication. You can find
treatment in your area and discuss compensation for treatment and loss of income, etc.
Call: 888-240-1521 or go t their website at Pancreatitis symptoms and treatment . Also visit the
National Pancreas Foundation - This organization supports research of diseases of the pancreas
and the website includes low-fat recipes. Call: 866-726-2737 or visit