Pancreatitis Pain Treatment

Overview

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and near to the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive juices into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct.

The pancreatitis inflammation mostly happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas on its own. The illness can be acute or chronic relying on the severity of the case. Either form is said to be serious and can lead to complications. Thus, a proper pancreatitis treatment is important. Acute pancreatitis occurs almost suddenly but it can be treated in a few days.

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Causes & Symptoms: Pancreatitis

Causes of Pancreatitis Pain

The cause of pancreatitis may involve the activation of digestive enzymes when they are still in the pancreas; thus it irritates the cells of pancreas and causes inflammation.

The acute pancreatitis when repeated and the symptoms become severe can lead to chronic pancreatitis. The illness causes digestive problems and diabetes.

The main problems that lead to pancreatitis are:

  • Obesity
  • Trauma
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Gallstones
  • Some medications
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Infection
  • Severe Injuries in Abdomen

Symptoms of Pancreatitis

The symptoms may vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the case.

Acute pancreatitis symptoms involves:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Pain that goes along your back
  • High Pulse

Chronic pancreatitis patients symptoms involve:

  • Upper Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Pain (starts after eating)
  • Oily stool (steatorrhea)
  • Weight Loss

Complications

Pancreatitis can lead to serious complications, this may involve:

Infection: Acute pancreatitis can make your pancreas weak and easy to acquire problems related to bacteria and can cause infection. Pancreatic infections are intensive and may need a surgery at the end to remove the infected tissue.

Kidney Failure: Acute pancreatitis can also cause kidney failure and it can be treated with dialysis if the problem persists.

Pancreatic Cancer: The inflammation caused by chronic pancreatitis may develop pancreatic cancer. The long-prevailing condition causes chronic illness.

Malnutrition: Acute and chronic pancreatitis can lead to malnutrition, weight loss and diarrhoea. The acute and chronic pancreatitis can produce fewer enzymes that are required to break down and process nutrients from the food one intakes.

Breathing Problem: Acute pancreatitis can lead to fall in oxygen levels in your blood. It can lead to bad effects in the lungs.

Diabetes: Pancreatitis can damage the insulin producing cells in your pancreas that ultimately leads to diabetes. Thus it increases the blood sugar level in your body.

When To See A Doctor?

It is quite rare when Pancreatitis needs immediate emergency attention. Though, the medical emergency is needed when:
  • You are suffering serious pain in your abdomen and the sitting problem persists.
  • Patient is facing trouble controlling the bowel and there is a stool problem.
Get medical care if needed. Contact your doctor for self-care measures at home. But if the pain severs and lasts for a long time, meet your doctor.

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Pancreatitis Pain Relief Treatment

Medication may help manage pancreatitis pain and offer temporary relief. Patients may receive artificial digestive enzymes for chronic pancreatitis, if the production is not enough.

Patients with severe infection may need surgery if other treatments do not work well. If there is detection of gallstones, the surgery is required to remove them. The surgery also removes the dead parts of pancreas and removes all the possible infection.

At Padda Institute, we offer celiac plexus block treatment to diagnose and treat chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. The procedure usually takes up to one hour, being an outpatient procedure, you may go home the same day.

Nutrition Diet

A low fat and healthy balanced diet is important for pancreatitis treatment. Patients need to monitor the amount of fat they consume. You may avoid some food:

  • Fried Food
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Fat Dairy Items
  • Desserts
  • Beverages
  • Red Meat

At Padda Institute we believe in finding the root cause of the pain and treat it. The nutritional diet plays an important role so we do offer a healthy diet plan along with the treatment.

Lifestyle Changes

Quit smoking tobacco, and drinking alcohol to heal quickly and completely. Maintain a weight to avoid gallstones and eat a balanced diet. Stay hydrated and do yoga and meditation for relaxation. It helps in ease of pancreatitis pain relief.

Pancreatitis Care At Padda Institute

The doctors and physicians here at Padda Institute are best in their respective fields. They provide utmost care and treatment for pancreatitis that covers both Acute Pancreatitis and Chronic Pancreatitis. The patients are treated and are given proper treatment with their primary doctor.

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