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What Is acute pancreatitis?

A: acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas gland, a gland located near the digestive tract. As with other conditions categorized as acute, acute pancreatitis has a rapid onset, and if the condition is treated, it should totally resolve itself. pancreatitis of either the acute or chronic form can be very dangerous, and it usually requires hospitalization to stabilize the patient and manage the inflammation. This gland, located near the gallbladder, plays an important role in the digestive tract by secreting both digestive enzymes and hormones as they are needed by the body. The leading causes of
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My daughter just got out of the hospital and found out she has acute pancreatitis. Next week she wants to go out of thecountry for a vaction.Is her health at risk to go out of the country before having any tests tofind out the cause of heracute pancrea

A: Hi,acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas which could occur due to a number of conditionssuch as gallstones, alcohol, trauma, viral infections or idiopathic causes. The symptoms include severeepigastric pain, nausea, vomiting and sometimes shock. These often lead the patient to present in theemergency department. Treatment will depend on the cause and the initial measures are aimed at stabilizing thepatient .It is advisable to visit your doctor for investigating the cause and appropriate treatment &cure. Travel is not advisable in such a condition where there are chances of not getting medical aid in time.Hope this helps. Take care. For more information visit- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
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  If a person is admitted for acute pancreatitis, becomes better,does that personalways have pancreatitis, and is thatconsidered a handicap.

A: Hello,pancreatitis is an infection of the pancreas. The condition is treatable with rest, antibiotics and bowelrest. Recovery from illness is usually complete with residual sequel like chronic pancreatitis or pseudocystin some patients. A patient who has recovered from pancreatitis is not said to be handicapped. Hope thishelps. Take care....


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  Hello Doctor, I suffered from acute pancreatic decease since last 2 months ago.I used to drink regularly but not morethan 3 packs and I regularly used to havespicy non-veg food from restaurant. On 14/10/09 serious pain started inmymiddle Baily and I was

A: Hello dustu75, Drinking of alcohol and smoking of tobacco are contra indicated and avoid these completely fromyour lifestyle. Your diet can have a proper balanced mix of proteins and carbohydrates along with fat as yourpancreas has healed. Pancreas secretes pancreatic juice which aids in digestion of proteins and carbohydrates.Stop medications only with the advice of your gastroenterologist. Take care!...


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Information about acute pancreatitis

A: Current medical status: Hospitalized 5 days for acute Pancreatits related to alcohol consumption. March of 08 pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It can be acute or chronic. Both can be caused by excess drinking of alcohol. In chronic pancreatitis the pancreas is damaged all the time, but the signs are more visible only if it turns into acute pancreatitis or complications develop. When alcohol is consumed, the pancreatic enzymes and the bile from the gallbladder are released in the intestines. This can trigger the acute pancreatitis. There are no studies on humans that determine...


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I just endured my first attack of acute pancreatitis, so how long do I have to wait to have drink again?

A: acute pancreatitis may become chronic pancreatitis if you continue to drink. Repeated attacks become chronic. acute phases are associated with heart and respiratory failure. Mortality can be high. Pain, malnutrition, diabetes are some of the consequences of chronic disease. Predispositon to gallstones is another, common acutely. Eventually the pancreas will rot away (necrosis), and may predispose to cancer. The cheer here is that you can avoid this desolate, rocky road by putting the bottle down. Seek out AA, church and community groups for help. You will be glad you did. Alcohol is not the answer. i agree with you 100% drifpmd,with all do respect moisesson,you...


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  Hi Doctor, My brother is suffering from ?acute pancreatitis?, His pancreas got swollen, and he is not an alcoholicpatient. Digestive system is not working properly. He is under treatment (in ICU) now, after pan in his stomach.Doctors are not allowed t

A: Hi,There is not much that you can do. I am sorry to hear about your brother. If he is in the ICU - then i am surehe is being treated in the best possible way. The treatment of acute pancreatitis involves that he be givennothing by mouth - instead he is given fluids intravenously. The mortality rate in acute pancreatitis is10-15%. Gall stone related pancreatitis tends to have a higher mortality rate than alcoholic pancreatitis. Youcan read more about this at - http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pancreatitis/page7_em.htm#Medical%20TreatmentRegards....


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acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You would like to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience. acute pancreatitis may develop into chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cyst, etc. Chronic pancreatitis is characterized with constant pain in the abdomen and the upper right side, which may radiate towards the shoulder blades. Individuals who experience pancreatitis may later develop diabetes melitus as a result of destroying or forming fibrous tissue in the part of the pancreas responsible for production of insulin. Hypoglycemia may cause tiredness and weakness. Pain in joints and bones may appear due to rheumatic conditions (often in...


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After diagnosis by having blood tests and scans my brother`s friend was confirmed for acute pancreatitis.

A: Generally the person who drinks alcohol is on a high risk for acute pancreatitis. But infection or injury may also be the cause....


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My brother is diagnosed for the acute pancreatitis

A: acute pancreatitis can cause breathing problems. Many people develop hypoxia, which means that cells and tissues are not receiving enough oxygen. Doctors treat hypoxia by giving oxygen through a face mask. Despite receiving oxygen, some people still experience lung failure and require a ventilator. In mild cases, a person may not eat for 3 or 4 days and instead may receive fluids and pain relievers through an intravenous line. It is better to consult with a doctor regarding this....


 
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