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Acute pancreatitis can become very serious very fast. If you are experiencing the sudden onset of moderate to extremely severe abdominal pain, with or without nausea and vomiting go to the ER.

The Role of H. Pylori In Pancreatitis

The Role of H. Pylori In Pancreatitis

What’s the role of h. pylori in pancreatitis? If you are looking for information regarding the roll of H. Pylori in pancreatitis you can rest assured you have found the right site and article. I have often stated, in response to questions about undiscovered causes of pancreatitis, that there is ALWAYS a cause for pancreatic inflammation. I believe that idiopathic pancreatitis is simply a “knee-jerk” diagnosis made by inferior doctors who simply don’t know the cause and/or are too lazy…

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Ibuprofen the Risk Vs Benefit In Pancreatitis

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 use it is when I am in severe pain due…

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What Is ERCP?

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? ERCP = Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and it is used for…

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Learn Which Foods Trigger Acute Pancreatitis Or CP Flares

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 … It is EXTREMELY important to know what foods YOUR…

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Do I have Pancreatitis?

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 of treatment. And … These facts are pointed out in…

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The Pain and Suffering of Pancreatitis

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, yet more suffering long-term, even death [1]. The Pain and…

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Acute Pancreatitis and WHY Diet Is Important

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 … There I am at work making calls (prospecting for business)…

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Pancreatitis Remedies You Can Use At Home

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 the pancreatitis remedies I’ll share with you (read terms of…

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Pancreatitis And Doctors – They Are Learning (SLOWLY)!

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 can be life threatening. When I was diagnosed doctors had…

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Biliary Microlithiasis Causes Up To 79% Of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis

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 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 are your pancreatitis isn’t idiopathic at all. Up to 79% of…

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