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…

October 7, 2016

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?…

August 15, 2016

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…

July 24, 2016

Do I have Pancreatitis?

Questions I see often within comments on my site are “Do I have pancreatitis” or “Could I have pancreatitis” or “Do you think I have pancreatitis?” Unfortunately I was too lazy (among other reasons) to invest 8 – 12 years in school and residency in order to become a doctor so … I can’t diagnose anyone who visits and or comments on this site. I also can’t prescribe a course…

February 24, 2016

The Pain and Suffering of Pancreatitis

Many of your family and friends do NOT understand the pain and suffering of pancreatitis. They most likely have NO CLUE how bad it can be to suffer an acute pancreatitis attack, especially if it falls in the moderate to severe category. Yet even MILD acute attacks can be the most painful experience imagined while, even though ironic, a severe attack can actually produce less pain initially, even no pain,…

May 27, 2015

Acute Pancreatitis and WHY Diet Is Important

Until I found out how important diet was in regards to acute pancreatitis my life was pure hell. I remember having acute pancreatitis while living in a small University town. I had been diagnosed by this time and I had a job selling cars at a Chevy dealership. I had NOT told anyone when I applied that I was sick. I simply didn’t think it was really anyone’s business, anyway ……

May 23, 2015

Pancreatitis Remedies You Can Use At Home

Pancreatitis remedies are few in number. In order to understand what may or may not be a viable home remedy for pancreatitis you first have to have a clear understanding of pancreatitis. What is it, how it happens and so on. The most important in my humble opinion is what pancreatitis is. Once you have a clear understanding of what pancreatitis is, choosing pancreatitis remedies becomes easier. I personally use…

May 22, 2015

Pancreatitis And Doctors – They Are Learning (SLOWLY)!

Pancreatitis and doctors can be frustrating to say the least. It is difficult to find a doctor who knows anything about how to stop an acute pancreatitis attack, how to heal after an attack, what to eat right after an attack and much more. Pancreatits and doctors is a subject that has cuased me many years of pain. Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas is an extremely painful condition that…

May 14, 2015

Biliary Microlithiasis Causes Up To 79% Of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis

Biliary Microlithiasis, sometimes referred to as gallbladder sludge, is made up of cholesterol monohydrate, calcium bilirubinate, or calcium carbonate stones measuring less than 2 mm. Sludge is a suspension of crystals, mucin, glycoproteins, and cellular debris. Have you have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis? You have? Well that means your doctor has no clue or concrete evidence explaining WHY you have had acute pancreatitis or recurrent acute pancreatitis. Chances…

August 2, 2014

Gallstone Pancreatitis

The leading cause of acute pancreatitis is a gallstone (or stones) that creates an obstruction. Thus the name gallstone pancreatitis. Obstruction occurs when gallstones travel down the common bile duct and get stuck in the Ampulla of Vater creating a blockage in the outflow of pancreatic juices from the pancreas into the duodenum. The backflow of these digestive juices causes lysis (dissolving) of pancreatic cells and subsequent pancreatitis. The victim goes…

August 1, 2014