Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The inflammation of the pancreas disorder

The inflammation of the pancreas disorder

Pancreatitis is a disease caused due to the inflammationof the pancreas that is located behind the stomach and next to the duodenum. The main function of the pancreas in our body is to secrete powerful enzymes breaking them further which therefore would help in digestion. Another function is to release hormones, insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream that is used in storage by our body giving us the energy we require.
Pancreas therefore, we can see has a major role to play in order to help us be healthy. Thus it is necessary for all those suffering from this illness get it operated or see their doctors before it gets life-threatening.

Causes of the disorder
Usually pancreatitis can be easily treated but, also there is another kind of pancreatitis which can be acute to the body and cause severe damage. A person suffering from acute pancreatitis has usually a sudden and quick inflammation of the pancreas which is caused either due to gallstones or excess consumption of alcohol.  There are also other reasons that can cause a person to suffer from this disease and they can be metabolic disorder, infection, trauma or even medication. When the digestive enzymes are activated even before being secreted by the duodenum it causes such illness in one.
A person suffering from such can either have a slight discomfort abdominal area, while some have to go through severe pain that can be very dangerous. However, it has been seen that people suffering from acute pancreatitis also after being operated rightly, recover completely.

Kinds of pancreatitis
 Acute pancreatitis is not the only kind. If one continues to consume alcohol further, it might cause the inflammation of the pancreas even further leading them to suffer from chronic pancreatitis disorder. This can also be because of gall stones, hereditary disorders, cystic fibrosis or high triglycerides that lead to severe damages. And it can take a long time for the person suffering from this kind of illness to fully recover.

Symptoms of the disease
Increase heart rate is one symptom one may constantly face in this type of illness. Pain in the lower abdominal area that further steps into the back is yet another symptom usually due to the consumption of food high in fat. Swollen abdomen is one thing that indicates the disease. Nausea and vomiting also happens frequently. Fever is yet another symptom. It happens often to the person suffering from pancreatitis. All these symptoms are signs that one may be suffering from a type of pancreatitis. When one indicates such signs it is necessary to visit a doctor and not further delay it.

One may be required to go through a surgery to recover from this illness. With the help of invention, it is easy today to do a laparoscopic operation that is done in few hours’ time and also helps the patient in recovering soon. The marks of the operation gradually fade away and one can live a healthy life thereafter without any problem.
In order to remain healthy one need to maintain a diet that can avoid such chronic illness of inflammation of the pancreas but if you still end up with such, it is necessary to operate it in order to avoid major problems that might occur in future.

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