Pancreatitis refers to an acute or chronic inflammation of the pancreas. It can lead to secondary diabetes.
Inflammation can occur if the main duct from the pancreas is blocked by a gallstone or tumor.
Pancreatic juices will accumulate in the pancreas, causing damage to the pancreas. The pancreas may start to digest itself.
Pancreatitis can happen as a result of mumps, gallstones, trauma and the use of alcohol, steroids, and drugs.
Acute pancreatitis is rare, but it needs immediate medical attention.
Immediate treatment is normally with fluids and painkillers. Patients often do not want to eat at the beginning, but if the pancreatitis is mild, they will start to eat again relatively quickly.
If a secondary infection has occurred, surgery may be necessary.
Chronic pancreatitis can develop if acute pancreatitis happens repeatedly, resulting in permanent damage.
The most common cause is alcohol abuse, and it mostly affects middle-aged men.
Hereditary pancreatitis can happen if there is an inherited problem in the pancreas or the intestine. A person under 30 years of age may experience repeated acute pancreatitis, leading to a chronic condition.
It is a progressive condition that can lead to permanent damage. The person may experience pain, diarrhea, malnutrition or diabetes. Treatment aims to control pain to replace lost enzymes.
Genetic testing is available for patients who may be at risk.
In a nutshell, a pancreatitis-friendly diet contains lots of protein from lean meats and contains little animal fat or simple sugars.
This means you should get the majority of your protein sources from poultry, seafood and low-fat dairy.
If you eat red meats, make sure you get lean meats with reduced saturated fat.
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