Pancreatitis

by Daniel r, Omar N, Ella

Description-

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.
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signs:

  • 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
  • fever
  • increased heart rate

Causes of the disease

most common:presence of gallstones-small pebbles and chronic heavy alcohol use

Dianosis

  • 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
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Treatments

  • fasting:stop eating in hospital for a couple of days
  • pain medication:pancreatic causes severe pain
  • Intravenous:IV fluids

Prognosis

Many people recover completely, pancreatitis may return.
  • Bleeding in or around pancreas
  • Infection
  • Pseudoysis
  • Breathing problems
  • Pancreas failure
  • Pancreatic cancer