Hi Guest                                                     

      
Comprehensive Wellness (Basic)
Price Rs. 3650.00
Discount Rs. 1095.00
Payable Rs.2555.00
Book Now
 
Vitamin Panel
Price Rs. 3245.00
Discount Rs. 973.50
Payable Rs.2271.50
Book Now
 
Full Body Health Checkup I
Price Rs. 2200.00
Discount Rs. 0.00
Payable Rs.2200.00
Book Now
 
Learn more about diseases
Total Views: 3,225
Chronic Pancreatitis
Posted on Apr 07, 2016
Pancreas is a large gland present near the stomach. There are two important functions performed by pancreas in the digestive system. The first is to secrete important hormones like insulin and glucagon while the second is to produce digestive juices that help to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in the small intestine. Inflammation of pancreas due to chronic pancreatitis reduces the production of the digestive juices and also the amount of hormones secreted by the pancreas. There are two types - acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. Here we shall look into the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the latter.

Causes of chronic pancreatitis

Alcohol consumption is the primary cause, contributing 70% of the total cases. A prolonged period (i.e. 10 years or more) of alcoholism increases the risk of this disease. There are many other causes, and some of them are listed below:
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Genetic disorder (namely, mutation of the 'gene 7', which can be inherited from parents and the syndrome so acquired, is hereditary pancreatitis)
  • Cancer / Gallstones (resulting in the narrowing of the pancreatic duct)
  • Anatomical problem (like a person born with structural problems of the pancreas)
  • Hyperparathyroidism or over-secretion of hormones by the parathyroid gland (leading to elevation in calcium levels)
  • Injury or trauma to the pancreatic area causing inflammation
Symptoms:
Abdominal pain is the chief symptom. The patient suffers from severe pain in the upper part of abdomen. This pain may be continuous, may increase after eating or drinking anything, and may last from a few hours to 1-4 days. The list of other symptoms observed is given below:

Diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis

It is seen more commonly in men between ages 30-40. On observation of any of the symptoms, the physician will suggest a gastroenterologist (specialist of digestive system disorders) for its diagnosis. The blood and faeces samples are taken, and sent to laboratory for tests. These tests, however, are not enough to confirm the diagnosis, and more tests are required. Most of these tests are imaging tests that give an image of the pancreas, and help to determine if there is any inflammation. These tests that confirm the diagnosis are given below:
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): It takes multiple X-rays and provides a detailed cross sectional image of the abdominal area around the pancreas.
  • Ultrasonography: An image of the pancreas is created on the monitor by passing sound waves through the patient's body. This image is called sonogram.
  • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography): X-rays of the pancreatic ducts are taken by inserting an endoscope (flexible tube with camera at the inserted end) through patient’s body.
  • EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound): It is a test that combines the techniques used in ultrasound and ERCP. The sound waves are directed towards pancreas from the endoscope.
  • Biopsy: Sample of the pancreatic tissue is taken and sent to laboratory for further testing.
Treatments:
The treatment focuses on reducing the abdominal pain and solving the digestive problems.
  • A diet plan that includes low fat and high calories and proteins is usually suggested.
  • People, who drink alcohol excessively, should completely stop drinking to avoid dire consequences.
  • To reduce the pain of the abdomen, medications like Tramadol are recommended. There may be some side effects of this, so, any medication should be taken only after consultation with the gastroenterologist.
  • Pancreatic supplements are also given to increase the level of enzymes, or the digestive juices that are not secreted by pancreas. Even these medications may have side effects, and proper prescription of a physician is recommended.
  • Anatomical problem of the pancreatic duct that leads to sever abdominal pain may need a surgery.
  • Treatment for this disorder due to gallstones may involve removal of the gallbladder.
  • Patients, who develop diabetes due to this syndrome, need to maintain the insulin level with medications or by injecting insulin.

Chronic pancreatitis is not a curable disease, but the symptoms can be reduced. The disease may reduce the life expectancy of the patient. So, timely treatment is essential, and one should stop drinking alcohol if it was the major cause. Not only this disease, but many other diseases can be prevented by eating healthy food and by avoiding alcohol consumption.
causes of Chronic pancreatitis, causes of Chronic pancreatitis, symptoms of Chronic pancreatitis,chronic pancreatitis, causes of chronic pancreatitis, symptoms of chronic pancreatitis, diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, treatment of chronic pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption, chronic pancreatitis causes, chronic pancreatitis symptoms, chronic pancreatitis diagnosis, chronic pancreatitis treatment, chronic pancreatitis lab tests, lab tests for chronic pancreatitis, Inflammation of pancreas, Abdominal pain, gastroenterologist, pancreatitis,
Read latest diseases...
epilepsy, seizures, epilepsy information, narcolepsy, Introduction to epilepsy, about epilepsy, what is epilepsy, causes of epilepsy, symptoms of epilepsy, treatment of epilepsy, diagnosis of epilepsy, prevention from epilepsy, diagnosis of epilepsy, about epilepsy, epilepsy information, overview of epilepsy,Epilepsy..Read More
treatment of alzheimer, causes of alzheimer, symptoms of alzheimer,alzheimerAlzheimer's disease..Read More
parkinsonParkinson’s Disease..Read More
thalassemia, alpha thalassemia, beta thalassemia, CooleyThalessemia..Read More
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Overview, Blood clot, Cerebral venous infarction, Cerebral venous thrombo,Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Overview, Blood clot, Cerebral venous infarction, Cerebral venous thrombosis, Cerebrovascular disease, Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), overview of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), causes of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), symptoms of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), treatment of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), risk factor of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), waht is Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST), CVSTCerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)..Read More
dvt, dvt symptom, dvt treatment, dvt prevention, causes of dvt, cause of dvt, blood clot, blood clot,dvt, dvt symptom, dvt treatment, dvt prevention, causes of dvt, cause of dvt, blood clot, blood clot in a leg, blood clots, blood clots in the blood vessels, deep vein leg thrombosis, deep venous thrombosis of leg, DVT, Thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, economy class syndrome, deep vein thrombosis dvt, deep vein thrombosis blood clot in the leg dvt, acute deep vein thrombosis, acute dvt, blood clot, compression stockingsDeep vein Thrombosis (DVT)..Read More
Search Doctors by Speciality
Best Pediatrician in Delhi
Best Dentist in Delhi
Best Psychiatrist in Delhi
Best Neurologist in Delhi
Best Oncologist in Delhi
Best Acupuncturist in Delhi
Best Chest & Allergy in Delhi
Best Diabetologist in Delhi
Best Physiotherapist in Delhi
Best Gynecologist in Delhi
Best Cardiologist in Delhi
Best Pulmonologist in Delhi
Best Dermatologist in Delhi
Best Dietician in Delhi
Best Endocrinologist in Delhi
Best Nephrologist in Delhi
Best Orthopaedic in Delhi
Best Psychologist in Delhi
Best Homeopathy in Delhi
Best Urologist in Delhi
Best Ayurvedic in Delhi
Best Nutritionist in Delhi
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Delhi
Best Plastic-Cosmetic Surgeon in Delhi
Best General Physician in Delhi
Best General Surgeon in Delhi
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Delhi
Best Gastroenterologist in Delhi
Best Laparoscopic Surgeon in Delhi
Best Ophthalmologist in Delhi
Best General Practitioner in Delhi
Best Dermatologist in Mumbai
Best Dentist in Mumbai
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Bangalore
Best Gastroenterologist in Bangalore
Best Gynecologist in Noida
Best General Physician in Noida
Best Pediatrician in Noida
Best Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon in Noida
Best Dermatologist in Pune
Best Gynecologist in Navi Mumbai
Best Pediatrician in Bangalore
Best Ophthalmologist in Bangalore
Best Dentist in Gurgaon
Best General Physician in Gurgaon
Best General Practitioner in Gurgaon
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Gurgaon
Best Gynecologist in Mumbai
Best Gynecologist in Thane
Best Dermatologist in Bangalore
Best Pediatrician in Mumbai
Best Physiotherapist in Faridabad
Best Orthopaedic in Faridabad
Best Dentist in Faridabad
Best Ophthalmologist in Faridabad
Best Gynecologist in Pune
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Mumbai
Best General Practitioner in Bangalore
Best Ear Nose Throat (ENT) in Mumbai
Best Orthopaedic Surgeon in Faridabad
Book Diagnostics Tests Delhi/NCR
Book Health Packages Delhi/NCR
Company
About Us
Press Releases
Terms of Use
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy
Sitemap
Home
Our Services
DocPractice™ Premium
Health Card
Hospital SignUp
Book Diagnostics Tests Delhi/NCR
Book Health Packages Delhi/NCR
Hospital listing
Diagnostic center
Corporates
Support
Contact us
Ecommerce Flow / Incorporated
Read Articles
Learn About Diseases
Learn About Diagnostic Tests
Learn About Generic Drugs
Tutorials
Videos
Social media
Follow us
Lazoi on Facebook Lazoi on Twitter Lazoi on Google Plus Lazoi on BlogSpot
Make online secure payment using


MasterCard  VISA  NetBanking 
Copyright © 2017 Lazoi Lifecare™ Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved. Website Version 4.1.1