Ibuprofen the Risk Vs Benefit In Pancreatitis

In this article “Ibuprofen the Risk Vs Benefit In Pancreatitis” I’m going to do my best to explain why I believe Ibuprofen is the best first line of defense when the pancreas is inflamed. I have previously written about my usage of Ibuprofen for pancreatitis but it seems that many are showing undo concern. Thank the Lord I haven’t had to use Ibuprofen for quite sometime. The ONLY time I…

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The Beating Pancreatitis Forum Is GONE!

Yes the beating pancreatitis forum is gone, history, no longer in use. Set up a forum they said. It’ll be fun they said. And I thought it would be a great idea, give people a place to chat, ask each other questions, friend each other, message each other and more. There were almost a thousand registrations but only about 5% activated their accounts and even less (a handful) actually participated…

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, often called pancreatic insufficiency, is the inability of your digestive system to break down and properly digest the foods you eat. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI is characterized by the pancreas NOT producing enough pancreatic enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase) to promote normal digestion and the need for pancreatic enzyme supplementation. This condition can be mild or severe. What Causes Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency? There are more causes for pancreatic…

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What Is ERCP?

What is ERCP? Let’s take a good hard look at this procedure called ERCP that boasts a complication rate of between 5% and 15% depending upon who you get your research information from [1,2]. If you have had or are having an acute pancreatitis episode due to suspected gallstones (seen or unseen on scans) your attending physician maybe suggesting or telling you to have an ERCP. What exactly is ERCP?…

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LOW Fat Hot Cocoa (chocolate)

How would you like a nice cup of LOW Fat Hot Cocoa? You know, hot chocolate! When the chill is in the air something chocolate, cooking on the stove can smell, well, delicious and … On winter evenings there is nothing like a good cup of hot chocolate! For those who have pancratitis, can tolerate no fat milk and  love chocolate this is a way to get that chocolate fix you…

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New Recipe Category

I was thinking of adding recipe pages (a whole category) because people have been asking for quite sometime whether I have a cookbook or one I recommend and … I don’t. I have never seen an adequately safe cookbook for pancreatitis victims. And recently some ladies have put the bug in my ear about starting a page of recipes. If some of you ladies with creative cooking skills will do…

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Learn Which Foods Trigger Acute Pancreatitis Or CP Flares

Learn which foods trigger acute pancreatitis or CP flares. This is extremely important and can only be accomplished in a reliable way by using a food diary. In a previous post called: Do certain foods cause pancreatitis attacks? I discuss the fact that in normal people foods do NOT cause acute pancreatitis or CP flares but in those of us who have sustained damage foods do cause attacks and flares. For this reason…

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