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…

September 2, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Chronic Pancreatitis Increases Risk

Unfortunately those who suffer from long-term chronic pancreatitis also have increased pancreatic cancer risk (5% of CP patients may end up with pancreatic cancer) [1]. Don’t go all wiggy on me about it. The increased risk isn’t something that guarantees you are in trouble. It is merely an increased risk, nothing more. BUT … IF you have chronic pancreatitis you should be aware of your increased risk so that you can…

August 11, 2015

Tramadol Isn’t As Safe As You Think

Tramadol is a synthetic opioid drug, similar to natural opioids derived from poppy seeds, such as morphine. It is marketed under names such as Ultram, Ultracet, ConZip, Ryzolt, Rybix ODT, Zydol and Zamadol. Are you using Tramadol for pancreatitis pain? You may want to reconsider or at least be extremely careful using it because … When John Bowker left his 57-year-old wife, Lizz, alone in their bedroom, she seemed to be in perfectly good…

June 8, 2015

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

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

Low Fat High Protein Foods (for Pancreatitis)

Low fat high protein foods are essential for those who suffer with pancreatitis. Unfortunately there are not a ton of choices when it comes to low fat, high protein foods. As a result many people find themselves losing weight due to the inability to tolerate most high protein foods because a large majority of those high protein foods also boast a high fat content. As you should know from reading my…

September 4, 2014

Chronic Pancreatitis Daily Meal Plan – Breakfast

A chronic pancreatitis daily meal plan is something you will have to determine by experimentation. The first step you need to take is to read my previous posts on foods that are normally safe and those that are never safe. You can start here with what I deem to be the basics you should know about a proper pancreatitis diet. The next step is to prep for and do a…

July 29, 2014

The KEY to Beating Chronic Pancreatitis: STOP the Inflammation!

The key to beating chronic pancreatitis is to STOP the inflammation. I’m gonna harp at you about this until you “get it.” It is absolutely imperative to stop the pancreas inflammation in order to beat BOTH acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. Nothing else matters. Nothing! It is inflammation that is responsible for all the damage. Ok, it is actually the digestion of the pancreas by its own digestive juices that create…

July 3, 2014

Pancreatitis Pain: How to Stop Pancreatitis Pain

Pancreatitis pain can be mild to severe. I can personally tell you from experience that you do not want to experience the severe form of pancreatitis pain but I’ll wager that if you are reading this blog post about pancreatitis pain that you’ve been there, done that. Living with pancreatitis pain is not fun. Those who have never experienced it have no clue what pancreatitis pain is like but you…

June 27, 2014