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Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

It is defined as the inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreas is a long and flat gland which secrete enzymes for digestion and important hormone insulin for the regulation of blood sugar.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis may include:Pancreatic cyst Symptoms Treatment

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Rapid pulse
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain radiate to back
  • Tenderness
  • Weight loss
Causes

Below mention are the condition which can lead to the pancreatitis:

Complications

If left untreated it may cause the following complications:

Diagnosis

After taking medical history and conducting a physical examination your doctor might recommend a following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Blood test to check serum enzymes level
  • Stool test to check steatorrhea
  • CT scan to see the detailed image of the pancreas
  • MRI to look abnormalities
Treatment

Treatment options include:

  • Fasting to give pancreas a time to recover
  • Pain killers for severe pain
  • IV fluids to fulfill the energy demands and extra energy for repairing of pancreas
  • Pancreas surgery to remove the disease tissue or drained the fluid from pancreas
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help to reduce the signs and symptoms:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Stop alcohol consumption
  • Eat low fat diet
  • Take more fluids
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