Definition of Pancreatitis:

Inflammation of the pancreas.  Symptoms begin as those of acute pancreatitis: a gradual or sudden severe pain in the center part of the upper abdomen goes through to the back, perhaps becoming worse when eating and building to a persistent pain; nausea and vomiting; fever; jaundice (yellowing of the skin); shock; weight loss; symptoms of diabetes mellitus.  Chronic pancreatitis occurs when the symptoms of acute pancreatitis continue to recur.

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Alcoholism Recovery Issues

...the condition
“...Later in the disease, they may be hospitalized for liver disease or pancreatitis.  Denial of these and other negative effects of alcohol in their lives is common in alcoholics and those close to them...”

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Pancreatitis
“The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is prolonged alcohol abuse.”
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...the condition
“...The SAAG value for ascites caused by portal hypertension (cirrhosis or congestive heart failure for example) is generally more than 1.1; the value for ascites due to other causes (cancer or pancreatitis for example) is less than 1.1...”
...relationship to Pancreatitis
“Pancreatic ascites can be seen in people with chronic pancreatitis.”

Bulimic Tendency

...the condition
“...Other causes of a higher mortality rate include the consequences of chronic vomiting: aspiration pneumonia, gastric or esophageal rupture, acute gastric dilation, tooth decay and pancreatitis.  A year after most treatments, one-third to two-thirds of patients are no longer bulimic but about one-third of recovered patients continue to have mild residual symptoms...”

Chlorella a treatment
“...documentation and reliable anecdotal reports indicate that chlorella is effective in helping to reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis...”

Chlorophyll a treatment
“...It has been used to ... intravenously treat chronic relapsing pancreatitis...”


...the condition
“...The most frequent cause of maldigestion is pancreatic insufficiency caused by chronic pancreatitis.  Those with suspected maldigestion should be asked about alcohol abuse, the most common cause of chronic pancreatitis in the United States...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“ the gallbladder also have stones in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), which sometimes pass into the small intestine but also may lodge in the duct and cause distention, infection, or pancreatitis.  Conditions that decrease the flow of bile and therefore increase the risk of gallstone formation include skipping meals, losing weight quickly, fasting, and intravenous feeding...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...relationship to Hyperparathyroidism
“Patients with hyperparathyroidism may be more likely to develop peptic ulcers, high blood pressure, and pancreatitis.”

High Levels Of Triglycerides

...relationship to Pancreatitis
“If the initial level of fasting triglycerides is 500mg/dL or higher, the initial focus is on triglyceride lowering to prevent pancreatitis because it can be a life-threatening condition.”


...the condition
“...Some of the other possible complications include ... Pancreatitis...”

Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...The many possible causes of malabsorption include ... Insufficiency of the pancreas (e.g. after pancreatitis or in cystic fibrosis)...”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...Increased serum amylase indicates bowel infarction, secondary pancreatitis, and leakage of pancreatic amylase into the peritoneum and bloodstream...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...It can confirm or rule out conditions such as suspected liver disease, terminal liver failure, kidney disease, pancreatitis, damage due to alcohol (ab)use, glandular fever, vitamin B6 deficiency, heart disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, liver trauma, muscle damage, metastases (certain cancers)...”
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...the condition
“...An inflamed pancreas, or pancreatitis, presents as both acute and chronic conditions...”
...our question about Duration of current nausea episodes
“Most cases of acute pancreatitis resolve within a week; chronic pancreatitis does not resolve itself and results in a slow destruction of the pancreas.”
...relationship to Pancreatic Cancer
“Long-term pancreatitis has been linked to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer...”


...the condition
“...The condition can also occur when pancreatic enzymes leak into the peritoneum during pancreatitis or when bile leaks from the biliary tract due to injury because these chemicals can irritate the peritoneum...”


...the condition
“...The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous and include ... Pancreatitis...”

Roundworm Infection

...the condition
“...Late (6-8 weeks after ingestion) GI symptoms resulting from mechanical irritation include vague abdominal complaints (i.e. cramping, nausea, vomiting); small bowel obstruction (mostly in children); pancreatitis (secondary to worm migration); cholecystitis (secondary to worm migration); appendicitis (less common, secondary to worm migration)...”

Selenium Requirement

...the condition
“..."  Pancreatitis: "In a small controlled trial in Rostock, Germany, intravenous administration of selenium to patients with acute necrotizing pancreatitis reduced mortality from 89% in controls to zero in...”

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

...the condition
“...Doctors are more likely to consider SOD in patients who have had their gallbladder removed, or who suffer from recurrent idiopathic pancreatitis.  Other conditions with similar symptoms – such as pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, peptic ulcers, bile duct stones, angina or ischemia – are generally ruled out first...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance a treatment
“...Chronic pancreatitis.  Many patients with chronic pancreatitis tolerate fatty and spicy foods poorly...”


...the condition
“...The underlying condition causes of steatorrhea include ... Pancreatitis...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...Risk factors for secondary subphrenic abscess include ... pancreatitis...”

Ultrasound Imaging a treatment
“...Ultrasound is used to provide images of the following ... pancreas (when cysts, tumors, or pancreatitis are suspected)...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...Diabetic retinopathy; Keloids; Migraine; Raynaud's disease; Psoriasis; Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis; Arthritis; Autoimmune thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate peripheral circulation Varicose ulcers; Diabetic ulcers; Peripheral atherosclerosis; Some types...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...These diseases include cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, and cholestasis (bile-flow obstruction)...”
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