Pancreatitis and Alcohol

Pancreatitis and alcohol have long been related. Pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. This condition often causes a great deal of pain for several days at a time. While most pancreatitis episodes can heal quickly, 20% are severe and...

Severe Pancreatitis

Introduction Treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis is based on the initial assessment of disease severity. Severe pancreatitis occurs in 20%–30% of all patients with acute pancreatitis and is characterized by a protracted clinical course, multi-organ failure,...

Pancreatic Enzymes

Pancreatic Enzymes 101 Pancreatic Enzymes play a vital role in your body’s digestive process.  It can be difficult trying to understand what enzymes do and what they are. For that reason, this is a beginner’s introduction to Pancreatic Enzymes.  You’ll learn the...

Necrotizing Pancreatitis

 Necrotizing pancreatitis represents the severe form of human acute pancreatitis. The past decade has seen a considerable increase in our understanding and management of necrotizing pancreatitis. The natural course of severe acute pancreatitis progresses in two...

Pancreatic Pseudocysts

Pancreatic Pseudocysts Pancreatic pseudocysts are abnormal swellings that look like cysts (Figure 1). They usually happen after new inflammation of the pancreas or injury. Pancreatic pseudocysts make up more than 75% of cystic problems of the pancreas; they are...

Chronic Pancreatitis Symptoms

Chronic pancreatitis is no laughing matter. The condition can be severe and is often difficult to diagnose. It is important to be able to identify the symptoms and to be able to get medical attention quickly. Diet and lifestyle changes early on can also be essential....

Acute Pancreatitis Diet

A good diet can do more for you than you might think when it comes to preventing or treating acute Pancreatitis.  Because the pancreas is such an important part of digesting the food, your diet can play a huge role in both helping or hurting your symptoms.[1] In this...

Pancreatitis Diet Recipes

Pancreatitis diet recipes are sometimes hard to come by. With a basic knowledge of how to follow a good chronic or acute pancreatitis diet, I’m sure many of you are asking yourselves what exactly you can eat that tastes good. Well, you’ve come to the right...

Pancreatitis Pain

Getting sick is no cup of tea, but experiencing constant pancreatitis pain is something no one should have to go through. Doctors describe the disease as someone jamming a knife into your stomach and twisting – pain which can last for days or weeks at a time. What...

Gallstone Pancreatitis

Gallstone pancreatitis is simply pancreatitis caused by gallstones. While there are a number of ways people get pancreatitis, gallstones are the number one cause today. 20 million adults in the U.S. alone have gallstones but only 10k to to 40k develop gallstone...