Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the liver, causing pain and sometimes death. Patients suffering from this disease are susceptible to pancreatic cancer. Gallbladder stones are the most common cause of this disease. Common symptoms of acute pancreatitis are nausea and vomiting, fever, rapid pulse and tender and swollen abdomen.
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS DIAGNOSED?
AP is diagnosed in the following ways: 1. Pancreatic function test. 2. ERCP 3. Glucose Tolerance Test 4. MRI/USG or CT SCANS 5. Biopsy 6. Routine blood/urine or Stool tests
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?
Ingested medicines, alcohol, high calcium levels, high triglycerides are all responsible for this condition. Gallstones are usually the main cause of this trouble.