PANCREAS IS a gland situated behind the stomach, near the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Pancreatic duct is a tube through which the pancreas secretes the enzymes and the digestive juices into the duodenum. These pancreatic enzymes mixed with bile (a liquid which is produced by the liver and stored in gallbladder) helps in digestion. Another function of pancreas is to release insulin and glycogen into the blood stream. All the enzymes and the digestive juices produced by pancreas are inactive till they reach the duodenum, as per website MedicineNet.
Fasting – you need to fast for two days, so that pancreas gets a chance to recover, when the inflammation is controlled, then you will be given liquids and bland foods in your diet. If you are experiencing pain while eating, then your doctor will provide you a feeding tube, which will help you getting the required nutrition to your body.
Medication for pain – pancreatitis will cause unbearable pain, so your physician will give you medication, which will decrease the pain.
Intravenous fluids – the body requires energy and fluids to carry out other metabolic activities, this is provided by the extra fluids through the vein in your arm.
After the inflammation of the duct is recovered, then you will be discharged from the hospital. Now the doctor will treat you for the cause of your pancreatitis, and these treatments may include treatment for alcohol addiction, gallbladder surgery, pancreas surgery and procedure to remove the bile duct obstruction. Both Acute and chronic pancriatitis can be treated by the above mentioned procedures, but chronic pancriatitis sometimes requires additional treatment such as pain management, enzymes to improve digestion and change in your diet, as per the website Myoclinic.
You can rarely find chronic pancriatitis in children, but the children with cystic fibriosis are at greater risk of getting this disease. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition supports the clinical research on the causes of pancreatitis and studying the genetics of hereditary pancreatitis.
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