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Pancreatitis

Information about Pancreatitis

We Have to Know about the Pancreatitis

  • An inflammation or infection of the pancreas — an elongated, tapered gland that is located behind the stomach. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes of Pancreatitis

  • Chronic pancreatitis: most often caused by alcoholism and alcohol abuse, but sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Genetic causes become more common. Conditions such as hyperlipidemia or hyperparathyroidism, injury, and chronic blockage of the pancreatic duct are also linked to chronic pancreatitis
  • Acute pancreatitis: gallstones, another gallbladder (biliary) disease, and alcohol use. Other causes include:
  • Viral infection (mumps, coxsackie B, mycoplasma pneumonia, and Campylobacter)
  • Traumatic injury
  • Pancreatic surgical procedures
  • Common bile duct surgical procedures
  • Certain medications (especially estrogens, corticosteroids, thiazide diuretics, and azathioprine)

Do’s and Don’ts – Pancreatitis

Signs & Symptoms of  Pancreatitis

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mild jaundice
  • Fatty stools
  • Anxiety
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Clammy skin
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Medical advice for Pancreatitis

  • Persistent abdominal pain or jaundice, with or without other symptoms

Risk factors of Pancreatitis

Treatment for Pancreatitis

  • Medicines

Self-care for Pancreatitis

Investigations for Pancreatitis

  • Lab tests
  • Abdominal x-ray
  • Abdominal CT scan
Risk factors of Pancreatitis
           Symptoms of Pancreatitis