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Pancreatitis

pancreatitis

(Science: gastroenterology, surgery) acute or chronic inflammation of the pancreas, which may be asymptomatic or symptomatic and which is due to autodigestion of a pancreatic tissue by its own enzymes.

It is caused most often by alcoholism or biliary tract disease, less commonly it may be associated with hyperlipaemia, hyperparathyroidism, abdominal trauma (accidental or operative injury), vasculitis or uraemia.


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Relation between Blood Pressure and Pulse

At one time I developed pancreatitis. Too much celebrating the doctor told me. Anyways, when I went to the hospital because I was feeling like crap, my BP was real low, and my heartrate was super high. So my point is, you need to measure ...

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by MichaelXY
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Relation between Blood Pressure and Pulse
Replies: 4
Views: 22952

Mystery allergy / disease / syndrome.

what on earth - online diagnosis? shocking practice... and where the hell did you get pancreatitis from... ! the vast majority of pancreatitis are caused by gall stones or chronic alcohol abuse... it is very rare to see such a condition in a 21 year old... nie on impossible ...

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by Revenged
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Mystery allergy / disease / syndrome.
Replies: 3
Views: 3630

Mystery allergy / disease / syndrome.

Early onset mild pancreatitis (chronic) can be difficult to diagnose. I only suggest it as a possibility because you say that both alcohol and fatty foods seem to flare you up. It is usually associated with mild back pain or abdo ...

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by genovese
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:17 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Mystery allergy / disease / syndrome.
Replies: 3
Views: 3630

Stomach bloating and weight gain

... doctors at IU are reluctant to do the procedure to fix this because it is a very evasive procedure. I was told 20 percent of all patients end up w/pancreatitis, so they want to be 100% sure that I have this. They make me feel like it's in my head. I am just wondering if anyone else has has this ...

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by breathe4acs
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2732159

Pancreatitis

What diet would you prescribe for a person with pancreatitis? Why?

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by miscassie
Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Pancreatitis
Replies: 5
Views: 3337
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