Inflammation in the pancreas over a short period of time is called Acute pancreatitis. It starts with a pain the the stomach which extends to the back. It intensifies after eating. The other symptoms are fast pulse, tender abdomen, fever, nausea, vomiting diarrhea and weakness.
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition is usually carried out by a specialist from the Gastroenterology department who will put you through a series of tests including pancreatic functioning test and ultrasounds, as well as glucose tolerance tests. A small tissue sample can also be extracted and tested with the help of a biopsy.
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS TREATED?
Fluids are given to the patient through IV to prevent dehydration. The patient has to be admitted in the hospital for a couple of days till the condition improves. One has to eat light and non greasy food, painkillers and sometimes oxygen support needs to be given too.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition can lead to Type A Diabetes as well.