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:
regular unexplained nausea
frequent unexplained vomiting
an enlarged nose
recent onset nausea
history of broken bones
macrocytic red cells
excellent HDL cholesterol level
short-term memory failure
... 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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