Causes, symptoms, and treatment of pancreatitis

If you suffer from continuous pain, Inflammation in the pancreas and vomiting that last for more than few hours, It could be pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can be divided into 2 kinds-

  1. Acute pancreatitis (that occurs suddenly and last few days).
  2. Chronic pancreatitis (that occur in many years).

Few mild cases of pancreatitis disappear can be treated without any treatment while other severe cases can cause life-threatening complications. For Gastro Surgery in Dubai go for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Causes of pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a condition where digestive become enzymes become activated before releasing into the intestine, irritating the pancreatic cells causing inflammation. Acute pancreatitis and damage to the pancreas lead to chronic pancreatitis, digestions problems, and diabetes.

The most common cause of pancreatitis is

Gallstones, abdominal surgery or injury to the abdomen, smoking, certain medicines, cystic fibrosis, alcoholism, family history of pancreatitis, hypercalcemia (caused by over functioning parathyroid gland), hypertriglyceridemia, Infections, pancreatic cancer

Symptoms of pancreatitis

Symptoms of pancreatitis and may vary depending upon the type of from the condition the patient suffers from.

In the case of acute pancreatitis: upper abdominal pain, abdominal pain that runs into the back of your spine and that increases after eating, fever, rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, tenderness of the abdominal area. in case of chronic pancreatitis, the symptoms include upper abdominal pain, unreasonable weight loss, smelly stools. It is suggested to talk to a good gastroenterologist in Dubai if you experience these symptoms.

Treating pancreatitis

Gastroenterologist can treat pancreatitis by making the patient fast for a couple of days in the hospital to check the functions of the pancreas if they can recover. If your gastroenterology problem persist recommend you feeding tube for nutrition. He may advise you to take some medication is to help control the pain as pancreatitis causes severe pain. Also, patients may become dehydrated hence; they will receive extra fluids during their hospital stay.

Once the pancreatitis is under control, the doctors can treat the underlying cause of the issue. The common treatment methods include removing bile duct obstructions, gallbladder surgery, pancreas surgery, treatment for alcohol dependency

Gastroenterologist may suggest some additional treatments like pain management, enzymes to improve digestion and changing diet (low-fat meals that are rich in nutrients).

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