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

Pancreatitis: My Journey To Beating Pancreatitis

Why should you believe anything I say about beating pancreatitis? The biggest reason I can think of is because I was where you probably are now over 30 years ago. The difference between me and you is most likely that I am pain-free. And I have always found that IF I wanted to get somewhere or achieve a goal that it is prudent to emulate someone who has already done…

April 25, 2013