by Daniel r, Omar N, Ella
Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatic damage happens when the digestive enzymes are activated before they are released into the small intestine and begin attacking the pancreas.
- upper abdominal pain that radiates into the back. it maybe aggravated by eating
especially food high in fat.
- swollen and tender abdomen
- nausea and vomiting
- increased heart rate
Causes of the disease
most common:presence of gallstones-small pebbles and chronic heavy alcohol use
- Glucose tolerance test-to measure damage to the cells in the pancreas that makes insulin
- ultrasound and ct scan-which makes images of the pancreas so that problems may be seen
- fasting:stop eating in hospital for a couple of days
- pain medication:pancreatic causes severe pain
- Intravenous:IV fluids
Many people recover completely, pancreatitis may return.
- Bleeding in or around pancreas
- Breathing problems
- Pancreas failure
- Pancreatic cancer