Pancreatitis

Specialty of Gastroenterology

Pancreatitis is a condition of the pancreas (a gland in the stomach that secrete digestive juices in the small intestine) that causes inflammation. acute and chronic pancreatitis: two varieties of this type of pancreatic diseases may occur. The mildest is acute pancreatitis, which is usually caused by gallstones, and causes vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. It requires hospitalization and administration of antibiotics and painkillers intravenously. On the other hand, chronic pancreatitis, for which there is no cure and whose origin is usually associated with alcohol abuse also causes vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and weight loss, and fatty stools. During his initial treatment, as in the case of acute pancreatitis, it requires hospitalization and medication, but when the patient is discharged, must bear a special personalized diet and avoid alcohol and snuff consumption throughout their lives.

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