How to treat Pancreatitis

De Irmãos Franciosi

Ways you can treat pancreatitis naturally and through traditional methods If you have Pancreatitis, you might want to seek treatment as quickly as possible. Pancreatitis is often a starting point of Pancreatic Cancer. Managing pancreatitis can help stop the pain that likely got your attention in the first place, reverse the issues causing it and keep future complications to low levels. Unfortunately, pancreatitis can return and it is important to both manage the disease quickly and get information regarding a long-term strategy for keeping repeat attacks to a minimum.

Immediate Treatment You will receive treatment in a hospital to allow your pancreas to heal and make sure your body does not shut down. You will recieve intravenous (IV) fluids to replace lost fluids and maintain your blood pressure. Medicines to control pain will help you until the inflammation goes away. Most acute pancreatitis can be treated relatively easily (from a medical standpoint). However, in some cases if you are suffering from severe pancreatitis, you might require intense medical support for your heart, potential ventilation for your lungs if they fail and sometimes dialysis to help the kidneys. Almost all patients require intravenous nutrition and to be taken off solid 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 demands skilled treatment to manage the infection and even potentially remove the infected dead pancreas material or drain certain areas with different procedures. A nutritionist will begin to consult with you since 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 to you about your intake of food.

Surgery Surgery is done only if your pain and pancreatitis tests demonstrate have not responded to other treatment. There are several procedures that can be done; two of these procedures have already been used for many years, but one remains experimental. Relieve blockage - Surgery called pancreaticojejunostomy removes the blockages and resulting pressure in the pancreatic ducts. It alleviates pain in about 80 percent of people. 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 people with chronic pancreatitis. Take out the pancreas and transplant islet cells - An experimental method to fix the pancreatitis recently done in Japan involved removing the pancreas and then replacing the insulin-producing elements (called islets).


Stop The Pain forever Your doctor can help stop painful symptoms of chronic pancreatitis. Simple things can assist you if you are diagnosed early, but more intensive measures may be needed if you have waited and done damage to your pancreas.

You must Stop Drinking - This is the Number one treatment for individuals with pancreatitis that drinking caused. 

You might want to move to low-fat meals - Eating more but smaller, low-fat meals and drinking lots of fluids can reduce your pain 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 restores the enzymes normally produced by the pancreas, letting the pancreas "rest." This often reduces swelling and in turn, pain. You might need to try Narcotic pain medicines - These medicines are often recommended if pancreatic enzymes don't stop pain and are typically used in a medical facility in the event of 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 inflammation and pain of the pancreas. Sometimes the doctor needs to place a tube into the narrowed area (called stenting). This is not a standard option however as it carries its own set of risks.

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 How to treat Pancreatitis . 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 http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/pancreatitis/overview.html .

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