What Causes Pancreatitis?
In order to deal properly with pancreatitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow pancreatitis to develop?"
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- identify any nutritional deficiencies
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind pancreatitis consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to pancreatitis. Here are two possibilities:
- Alcohol Consequences
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of broken bones
short-term memory failure
no desire to recover from alcoholism
recent onset nausea
frequent unexplained vomiting
excellent HDL cholesterol level
macrocytic red cells
an enlarged nose
loss of appetite
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of pancreatitis:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Metabolic Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about pancreatitis:
Have you suffered from Pancreatitis?
→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of pancreatitis or pancreatitis, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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