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Gallstone Pancreatitis Information You Need

Gallstone Pancreatitis Information You Need

IF you are searching for gallstone pancreatitis information and want to learn about pancreatitis you have found the right site and article because … The leading cause of acute pancreatitis is a gallstone (or stones) that creates an obstruction in the common bile and/or pancreatic ducts. Thus the name gallstone pancreatitis. Obstruction occurs when gallstones or gallbladder sludge are expelled from the gallbladder and travel down the common bile duct and get stuck in the Ampulla of Vater creating a…

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The KEY to Beating Chronic Pancreatitis: STOP the Inflammation!

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 the damage BUT … It is INFLAMMATION that is responsible….

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Pancreatitis Pain: How to Stop Pancreatitis Pain

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 do, don’t you? I do too. I didn’t want that…

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Smoking Increases Pancreatic Calcification Risk

Smoking Increases Pancreatic Calcification Risk

Is it true that smoking increases pancreatic calcification risk? According to an article published in the March 2014 issue of Pancreas smoking increases the risk of complications such as pancreatic calcification in those who have chronic pancreatitis. Those of you who smoke and also have chronic pancreatitis may want to quit smoking. I’ve smoked for years (since I was a kid) but just because I’m an idiot doesn’t mean you should be one too! Knowing that smoking increases your risk…

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Pancreatic Calcification – Is There A Fix?

Pancreatic Calcification – Is There A Fix?

Pancreatic calcification is usually due to alcoholic and hereditary pancreatitis. You can read more about pancreatic calcification and check out imaging here. Since there are many decent sources of information pertaining to pancreatic calcification I don’t want to go into it here within this post. Rather, I thought I’d share what may be a “fix” if you will and a possible way to clear the calcium deposits from the pancreas. Please understand this … It’s A Crap Shoot! I HAVE NO CLUE…

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How to Handle Anxiety and Chronic Pancreatitis Stress

How to Handle Anxiety and Chronic Pancreatitis Stress

Would you like to know how to handle anxiety and chronic pancreatitis stress? Having lived with pancreatitis now for over 35 years I know what you are going through. You may be wondering: How long am I going to live? How is this going to affect my family? Will the next meal be the one that ends my life? Why do most doctors think I’m an alcoholic or drug addict? Will I ever be able to eat my favorite foods…

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Living with Someone Who Has Pancreatitis

Living with Someone Who Has Pancreatitis

Living with someone who has Pancreatitis can be a challenge. One that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. In fact, because I was so sick at first and I was told by the only doctor who was able to diagnose my condition that I most likely did NOT have a future and since my wife wanted to have children and I felt so uncertain about my life and it seemed to me very selfish to make her go through it (I…

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Pancreatitis Food Diary: Creating Your Pancreatitis Food Diary

Pancreatitis Food Diary: Creating Your Pancreatitis Food Diary

It is time you did a pancreatitis food diary.  I am going to share with you why a pancreatitis food diary is essential and exactly how to create your own diary so you can avoid dangerous foods. Creating your own pancreatitis food diary is an absolute must in order to discover the true food triggers for acute and/or chronic pancreatitis pain, symptoms and resulting damage. Without taking the initiative and time to create a pancreatitis food diary and log every morsel…

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Pancreatitis Information Online Can Be Dangerous!

Pancreatitis Information Online Can Be Dangerous!

ANY pancreatitis information online that suggests a pancreatitis patient drink red wine because it is full of antioxidants or it’s ok to eat steak (red meat), pork, lamb, other high fat content foods, use oil in cooking (or prep) is extremely dangerous pancreatitis information. I have scoured the Internet looking for new research (I already know what works I’m just keeping up on new stuff) in regards to pancreatitis and I am amazed at all the outright dangerous info I find especially…

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Diagnosing Pancreatitis Can Be Difficult Because …

Diagnosing Pancreatitis Can Be Difficult Because …

Diagnosing pancreatitis (either acute or chronic) should not be so difficult. You shouldn’t have to suffer while your doctor looks at you like a bull with a bad case of hemorrhoids (happened to me more than once).  If you’re a doctor and reading this post and you get offended tough. Chances are you have a hard time diagnosing pancreatitis, whether  acute or chronic, and because of that your patients suffer needlessly. I was in that category and I don’t forgive…

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