IF you are searching for quality information about beating pancreatitis you have found the right site. You ARE in the right place because beating pancreatitis is possible.
The medical community will most often do their best to help you however in regards to pancreatitis I have found them sorely lacking in ability and knowledge. Let’s face it …
Doctors, for the most part, are highly intelligent. They have to be in order to learn everything they need to know to graduate medical school and begin practice BUT …
They are human. Some may think they are omniscient but the truth is they are human, they make mistakes and they do not know everything about every disease or condition even IF they specialize.
What IS Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is a disease condition wherein the pancreas becomes inflamed. Keep the words inflamed and inflammation in mind because they are the whole secret to healing.
Damage to the pancreas occurs when pancreatic enzymes are activated BEFORE they leave the pancreas and enter the small intestine. They attack and devour the pancreas often causing damage that is difficult to heal. But …
If you have been diagnosed with pancreatitis (acute or chronic) and are serious about healing and living pain free this page and site is for you so grab something non-alcoholic to drink and pull up a chair and get comfortable because you are about to learn how I have and am currently beating pancreatitis. 🙂
The Pancreatitis information on this site is especially for those of you who have been diagnosed with acute or chronic pancreatitis. The spouse of someone who has pancreatitis may also find it helpful as well. Hopefully it’ll come in handy if you find yourself needing basic or in-depth pancreatitis information about the disease itself. So …
Like the movie “Kindergarten Cop” we are gonna play a game called “what is the pancreas and what does it do?” In order that you might learn about your pancreas. It is important to know what your pancreas does, its function and reason for being, so that you can understand why you are sick and why you may experience certain symptoms and complications.
This is the pancreatitis information your doctor will never tell you simply because he/she likely doesn’t believe you have the brains to understand it nor do they have the time in 10-40 minute appointments to explain it all.
I’ve invested years learning what I know about the pancreas and , trust me on this, I still don’t know everything. I never will. I guess what I am saying is you can get a “basic knowledge” fairly rapidly but learning the in-depth stuff takes time so don’t get discouraged. AND there is a lot to learn so how do you eat an elephant? ONE bite at a time.
This site (beating pancreatitis) will be a work in progress. By that I mean it may never be quite done. It will, at some point, contain a lot of pancreatitis information, such as research articles written by scholars, what I think are the best sites on the Internet for basic and in-depth pancreatitis information, quality videos, all in one spot so you can visit, click links and learn at your leisure.
Pictures Of The Pancreas
Here is a fairly good, detailed diagram of the pancreas. A real human pancreas looks a bit different.
If you are like me you want to know everything about your condition and sometimes it is difficult to find really good, quality information. The Internet is an awesome resource but it is also full of junk, even dangerous material when it comes to information in regards to pancreatitis, especially information about a proper diet and how to heal the pancreas in the event of damage but …
Some of the stuff I read is interesting, some boring, some complex, some resources you have to register a free account to obtain. There are also others that charge a fee but I will not be posting any info from those unless the free “abstract” contains excellent information about pancreatitis without the necessity of buying something. Again the cool thing about this site is that the pancreatitis information is top notch quality, correct and up-to-date , yet free information and I want to keep it that way.
If I have never told you, I appreciate the fact you visit my site and I sincerely hope you find it to be a quality resource. In fact I hope you find this beating pancreatitis site something you never again want to be without. If there is a subject you’d like me to cover and include in this resource or as a blog post please leave your suggestion in the comment section of THIS page and I’ll do my best to fulfill your request.
What Is The Pancreas and What Does It Do?
The pancreas is an important organ located underneath the liver and gallbladder with the greater part behind the stomach. The head nestles in a pocket created by the duodenum and the tail touches the spleen. See the image to the right.
The pancreas is tasked with producing enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase, nucleases). These enzymes help breakdown foods, turning those foods into usable components.
Protease, which is actually a group of enzymes (trypsinogen, chymotrypsin, carboxypeptidase), converts proteins into amino acids.
Amylase converts carbs and starch into simple sugars, glucose.
Lipase converts fats into fatty acids and glycerol.
Nucleases are enzymes that digest nucleic acids. The word “nuclease” represents any nucleic acid breaker, and like the enzymes referred to as proteases there are a few different ones that our pancreas secretes.
The following video will not only entertain you but will teach what you need to know about the pancreas. This will give you a better understanding about your pancreas which will in turn re-enforce why it is so important to heal it if it is damaged.
What Is Acute Pancreatitis?
There are basically two forms of acute pancreatitis which are classified by the orthodox medical community as mild and severe. Mild acute pancreatitis can be very unpleasant with recurrent attacks due to alcoholism, gallstones, medications, high blood fat levels etc causing enough damage to push the condition into a chronic state. Severe acute pancreatitis can be life threatening with a mortality rate as high as 50% due to infection, bleeding and organ failure.
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas tissue. According to many medical authority sites most people recover completely after mild acute pancreatitis but if doctors paid more attention to what their patients told them they’d know that far too many patients do not fully recover, especially when they follow a doctor’s advice in regards to diet.
Due to the amount of catastrophic damage severe acute pancreatitis patients often have problems the rest of their lives because the damage often causes chronic pancreatitis. Recurrent mild acute can do the same thing.
This video, along with the pancreatitis information on my site, is not intended for you to diagnose yourself or treat pancreatitis. You should always contact a doctor if you think you are ill.
The most common cause of pancreatitis is the passing of gallstones that become lodged in the common bile duct at the ampulla of Vater and cause acute pancreatitis.
Alcohol consumption is another cause. Certain people are prone to alcoholic pancreatitis. The name alcoholic may be misleading because the gene variant may mean that one doesn’t have to be an alcoholic to get pancreatitis from drinking alcohol. In fact according to the article if you have the variant chronic pancreatitis can come from any form of pancreatitis not just alcoholic pancreatitis.
Traumatic abdominal Injury, sustained from something such as a car wreck, bad fall, gunshot wound or a 200 pound full back slamming into your gut at full speed, is also a known cause of pancreatitis.
Cancer of the pancreas often causes pancreatitis. In fact I have read where doctors say that pancreatitis pain is the cancer pain without the cancer yet how would they know if they have never had either? Maybe some listen to patients?
- autoimmune disease (autoimmune pancreatitis)
- genes (hereditary pancreatitis, alcoholic pancreatitis)
- medications (the list is long)
- exposure to certain chemicals
- surgery and certain medical procedures such as ERCP
- virus infections like mumps
- bacteria such as H. pylori
- high blood fat levels
- sphincter of oddi dysfunction
- pancreatic abnormalities such as pancreas divisum
- venom from scorpion sting, bee sting, and snake bite
I imagine there are other factors for causation as well.
Chronic pancreatitis is caused by damage from acute pancreatitis. Some types of pancreatitis such as autoimmune, hereditary and alcoholic pancreatitis can actually present first as or with “chronic” pancreatitis symptoms. Chronic pancreatitis often escalates to acute pancreatitis especially in those individuals who do not quit drinking alcohol or watch their diet fat intake. High fat diets are a cause for misery in many people with pancreatitis who do not know the facts or simply don’t care. I can’t imagine people choosing misery because they do not want to give up their high fat foods and/or alcohol yet …
I actually spoke with one female doctor who was a member of a support group that was actually looking forward to having her pancreas removed surgically. She obviously didn’t know how to heal her pancreas herself. Correct knowledge can often save a lifetime of pain and regret. Surgery, especially radical surgery, should be considered carefully and done only when all other avenues have been considered and deemed unacceptable for patient recovery and/or survival. THAT is my unprofessional opinion only (again I am not a doctor) but my opinion is based upon the fact that MOST people I have chatted with who have undergone surgical procedures from debridement to resection to complete removal (TP/AIT) often end up with more pain and additional complications than those who do not have surgical procedures.
The enzymes are synthesized and secreted from the exocrine acinar cells. When the pancreas sustains damage to these cells the pancreas is then compromised and its ability to produce enzymes becomes impaired. When this happens you may feel bloated, nauseous and vomit after eating a meal. You may also experience diarrhea or have foul smelling stools that float like little brown or clay colored boats, sometimes with fat globules attached (steatorrhea).
The pancreas is also tasked with producing insulin. Pancreatic islets, also called islets of Langerhans, are tiny clusters of cells scattered throughout the pancreas. Pancreatic islets contain several types of cells, including beta cells, that produce the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to move the sugar (glucose) obtained from food from the bloodstream into cells throughout the body. The cells are then able to use the sugar for energy.
When enough of your pancreatic islets have been destroyed by damage or surgery you become diabetic. This brings on a whole new cascade of events that could take place creating more symptoms and suffering.
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a whole different animal in some ways because it usually starts out with symptoms that resemble chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. In fact autoimmune pancreatitis is often misdiagnosed as pancreatic cancer. The good news that it often responds well to steroid treatment. The bad news is that treatment isn’t fun from what I understand and it simply seems to go into “remission” only to return at a later date.
Autoimmune pancreatitis can present entirely on its own or it can be associated with a various number of other autoimmune diseases including sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, sarcoidosis, and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Pancreatitis Information Resource Material
The link below will take you to my Pancreatitis Resource Material. It will eventually be like an online pancreas library lists of medical sites, surgical sites, scientific research articles and more that you can use to learn almost everything you meed to know about your condition.
Once you possess a good knowledge about pancreatitis it is easier to understand common sense approaches to healing your damaged pancreas which can be found in other places on this pancreatitis site.
By the way my resource page will most likely always be a “work in progress.” Whenever I find new, exciting information or something i think you should know I usually blog about it but I’ll also probably post that pancreatitis information here as well.
WHY Listen To Me About Beating Pancreatitis?
I was diagnosed with pancreatitis, both acute and chronic, in 1979 and was told I might have 10 years of life left to live. Quite frankly I didn’t much care for that prognosis nor did I look forward to the horrible pain and other symptoms that come with acute pancreas inflammation and chronic pancreatitis. As a result beating pancreatitis became my top priority.
The ONLY qualified reason I can think of in regards to WHY you’d want to listen to me by devouring every page and post on this site is because I have done it. I beat the condition. I crushed it. Glory to God! He gave me the knowledge, I received it, took action and beat chronic pancreatitis into remission.
What does this mean to you?
If I can beat pancreatitis you may be able to as well so …
I am going to share with you everything I have learned over more than 30 years of beating pancreatitis (Read Terms of Service). But, please understand this fact:
Beating pancreatitis is NOT an easy task but if you want to live pain and symptom free, heal your inflamed pancreas and live a better life you may be able to reach your goal of beating pancreatitis by learning what I did to get the job done.
Why Have I Started This Pancreatitis Blog?
I have created and started writing this pancreatitis blog because I was shown that there are literally THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of people world-wide who are suffering from this condition. 1.5 MILLION monthly searches as of April 6, 2020. People who are hurting looking for answers to their pain and suffering.
People who are suffering like I was until I discovered what works to become healed, not cured, but pain and symptom free and able to live a pretty normal life.
For that reason, to help others, is WHY I share what I was shown, through divine intervention (Praise God!) the secrets that work to heal the pancreas and beat pancreatitis. Again I charge NOTHING for the information and I pay for the hosting and other expenses of this site via ad revenue and amazon commissions. In other words you don’t have to buy my book (there isn’t one), you don’t have to buy ANYTHING from me! Just get well 🙂
Maybe this information on how to beat pancreatitis may help a few people to heal and live an almost normal, productive life without being butchered by some surgeon. That is why I started this beating pancreatitis blog.
The information on this blog comes from years of dealing with acute and chronic pancreatitis. I had ONE doctor, ONE out of FOURTEEN, who was finally able to diagnose my condition which ultimately led to my “school-of-hard-knocks” learning experience. What exactly did I learn?
5 Powerful, Must Know “Pieces Of Knowledge” For Beating Pancreatitis
These 5 powerful pieces of knowledge will help you understand exactly what is going on with your pancreas and more importantly what you can do to help heal it.
1) What happens to your pancreas during an acute pancreatitis attack?
2) The #1 strategy I use to stop an acute pancreatitis attack in less than 90 minutes.
3) What to eat for pancreatitis and more importantly what NOT to eat.
4) How to create a pancreatitis food diary and do it right. If you don’t do it right you’ll simply be wasting your time and more importantly you’ll never really know what is safe for you to eat and what isn’t.
5) The supplements for pancreatitis that when combined with an appropriate pancreatitis diet will usually put out the fire of inflammation and begin pancreas healing.
As you read this pancreatitis blog you’ll learn about foods that will help heal your pancreas, relieve your chronic pancreatitis pain (and other symptoms) and also help you avoid another acute attack.
You learn about the juicing diet that makes it easier for your small intestines to absorb nutrients. This can be especially helpful for those with absorption issues.
The Information On This Beating Pancreatitis Blog Is Free
There is a reason for that which is:
I totally believe God guided me to what I have learned about beating pancreatitis.
You may or may not believe in God Almighty. That is entirely your prerogative but since I totally believe God led me to these beating pancreatitis solutions, while protecting me from death, and taking into consideration He didn’t charge me one dime, I can see no other way than to return His kindness except by doing likewise. That is why this information about how to beat pancreatitis will be free for as long as I can manage it.
Word Of Warning!
At this point I must caution you about other information you may find on the Internet.
There are some people selling books with dubious information (one is actually called beating pancreatitis). These well-meaning people have either had a relative who DIED from pancreatitis or now have pancreatitis themselves yet have NOT healed (are still symptomatic) or have never had pancreatitis. In any case of this nature …
Not to be crass or hurtful but learning from someone whose relative DIED (if the information was good the relative may still be alive) or someone who is NOT symptom free or someone who has never experienced the awful pain and illness that comes with acute and/or chronic pancreatitis or can not or does not offer solutions that make sense is like learning how to manage your finances from your uncle who has filed bankruptcy 3 times. Tell me does trusting that type of information make sense to you?
As far as I am concerned most doctors fall into the last category. They attend school for years in order to “practice” medicine yet most can not even diagnose pancreatitis unless it slaps them in the face and then they miss the OBVIOUS solution for healing. However …
As this condition becomes more and more prevalent doctors are challenged to learn more about this condition and they are beginning to learn more than the basics they are taught in school.
I am NOT a doctor. I can not prescribe a course of treatment to beat pancreatitis. I can only tell you what I did, why I did it and how I did it. When it comes to beating pancreatitis you will have to choose your own course and if you do choose mine – YOU DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Beating Pancreatitis My Way
Beating chronic pancreatitis is going to entail adherence to a strict regimen which will include a modified vegan, low fat diet and certain supplements. Both the diet and supplements will most likely be needed for the rest of your life, unless you wish to become ill again once you have accomplished pancreas healing. For some reason healing the pancreas does not cure the condition once damage has been done.
Pancreas healing will be much more difficult for those who have sustained large amounts of pancreas damage due to severe or moderate acute pancreatitis. Even a significant number of mild acute pancreatitis attacks may cause damage that is difficult to heal. Yet as I have said before …
Beating pancreatitis is possible. I have done it, so unless you have been totally butchered by some surgeon or simply do NOT change your eating habits and quit drinking alcohol I am fairly certain you will soon know the joy of better health. In fact …
When it comes to beating pancreatitis I’m rootin for ya!
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Good luck and God bless you!
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