Pancreatitis

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Pancreatitis

HEALTH EFFECTSAcute and chronic pancreatitis can both cause pain, usually in the upper abdomen. Typically pain spreads straight to the middle of the back. It may come on after heavy alcohol use or eating. It is frequently gone along by nausea and vomiting. It is worse when lying flat and better when bending forward. In severe cases there may be fever, sweating, fast heartbeat, lightheadedness and fainting. It can lead to heart, lung and kidney failure and ultimately death.

WHAT OTHER DISEASES OR DISORDERS ARE RELATED TO THIS Gallstones, kidney failure, low blood pressure, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts...

What is it? -Pancreatitis is a condition that occurs when the pancreas, which is a gland located behind the stomach and near the liver, becomes inflamed. The pancreas produces digestive enzymes which are needed to digest food and insulin to control blood sugar. When the pancreas is inflamed, it releases its own enzymes causing damage to the pancreas and the surrounding structures.

Pancreatitis

what does it do to your body? It can lead to the following: -Breathing problems -Diabetes-Kidney failure-Malnutrition

Treatment -Most people who delevlop acute pancreatitis are out of the hospital in a few days. But about 1 in 10 cases are serious enough to effect other organs such as the kidneys and lungs. -Chronic has no cure. However early treatment and diagnosis can help slow it down.

DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE DISEASEAcute pancreatitis is more common in middle-aged and elderly people, but it can affect people of any age. Men are more likely to develop alcohol-related pancreatitis, while women are more likely to develop it as a result of gallstones. Chronic pancreatitis affects more men than women. This can be caused by alcohol. chronic pancreatitis usually begins in adults aged 40-50.Pancreatitis is mostly common in developed countries.

-Across the rest of the world malnutrition are associated with dietary factors have been involved. Pancreatitis is mostly common in developed countries- chronic can be genetic in a few people-Almost all patients with cystic fibrosis have established chronic pancreatitis usually from birth

SYMPTOMS The Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and usually goes away in a few days with treatment. It is often caused by gallstones. Chronic pancreatitis does not heal or improve. It gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. Acute and chronic pancreatitis can both cause pain, usually in the upper abdomen. Typically pain spreads straight to the middle of the back. It may come on after heavy alcohol use or eating. It is frequently gone along by nausea and vomiting. It is worse when lying flat and better when bending forward. In severe cases there may be fever, sweating, fast heartbeat, lightheadedness and fainting. It can lead to heart, lung and kidney failure and ultimately death.

Prevention -Avoid heavy alcohol -anyone who already has had one incident of pancreatitis caused by alcohol should stop drinking entirely. This is essential to prevent the condition from coming back or becoming chronic.Most first incidents of acute pancreatitis that are not related to alcohol use cannot be prevented. However, taking steps to prevent gallstones may help to prevent gallstone-related acute pancreatitis. To help prevent gallstones, maintain a normal weight and avoid rapid weight loss.If the cause is gallstones, gallbladder surgery will usually be recommended.

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TOP FOOD CHOICES TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASEPatients with pancreatitis should avoid high fat foods. This includes fried foods, most desserts, and whole milk dairy products, fatty cuts of meats, nuts/seeds, and avocado. They should also limit fats like butter, salad dressings, sour cream, and mayonnaise, and foods with added sugar, like desserts and sweetened beverages. Alcoholic beverages should also be avoided. Patients can include grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats (like fish, skinless poultry, and eggs), beans, and low fat dairy products in their diet.

-There are two forms of pancreatitis they are acute and chronic. The acute form occurs suddenly and can be very severe and possibly lead to death. Successful treatment of acute pancreatitis, the gland usually can recover completely. Chronic meaning long term pancreatitis occurs when there is a continuous damage to the pancreas that can lead to ongoing pain and a permanent decline in its function.


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