Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Depending on the severity of the course, it can be distinguished an acute or chronic pancreatitis.
In the first case, the cells of the gland are destroyed by its own enzymes. As a result, the inflammatory process begins, which leads to pancreatic dysfunction and subsequently to the disruption of other internal organs.
Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by alternating inflammation and improvement. But gradually the pancreas gets worse, eventually it loses its function completely.
Causes of pancreatitis include intoxication (alcoholic and chemical), heredity, a number of infectious diseases (hepatitis, mumps), congenital pancreatic disorders, etc.
Symptoms of pancreatitis:
- health deterioration in general;
- stomach pain;
- nausea, vomiting;
- regular bloating of the abdomen;
- an increase in body temperature up to 38 degrees;
- rapid weight loss.
To make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment, the doctor first performs a visual examination of the patient, collects the anamnesis, asking about how long the ailment has been felt and what it is. In addition, an ultrasound of the abdominal organs, general blood and urine tests, and a coagulogram must be taken. Based on this, a diagnosis is made and treatment prescribed.
Treatment of pancreatitis
A combination of diet, medication, antimicrobial therapy and physical exercise is used to fight the disease. For treatment to be effective, it is necessary to strictly follow the doctor's recommendations and regularly visit a specialist to monitor the treatment process.
The doctors at the Universum Clinic also advise on how to prevent the recurrence of pancreatitis and organise a healthy lifestyle.
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