What is acute pancreatitis

This inflammatory disease, which is associated with lesions of the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis often leads to serious complications and pathologies.

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Causes of

1. Inflammation usually develops on the background of any errors in diet (consumption of salty, fried, smoked, fatty and spicy foods).

2. The abuse of alcohol.

3. Infection, parasites, toxins and mechanical damage of the pancreas.

The symptoms of the disease

An important role for a correct statement of the diagnosis and further treatment plays a differential diagnosis with several other diseases. These include: acute cholecystitis, acute appendicitis, ulcer of the stomach.

Patients suffering from acute pancreatitis, feel a sharp pain in the left hypochondrium, which is of belting character. The General condition is complicated by nausea and repeated vomiting. Often the body temperature rises.

There is often a symptom Mondor (the appearance of cyanotic (bluish) spots over the body). Also is this symptom Mayo-Robson (sharp pain in the projection of the tail of the pancreas). Still there is pain at the point of Desjardins.

Great diagnostic value at statement of the diagnosis is urine diastase level. The content of ketones in the urine is greatly increased.


Treatment is stepwise and complex, aimed at the removal of inflammation and prevention of pancreatic necrosis (death of pancreatic cancer). In high doses, patients are prescribed anti-inflammatories, antispasmodics and antibiotics.

A huge role in the treatment of pancreatitis is played by enzymatic means, which facilitate digestion. Often prescribed various anti-nausea drugs, vitamins and immune-boosting tools. Conduct detoxication therapy. Plays a huge role with diet, less spicy and fatty meals.

When symptoms of acute pancreatitis you should not self-medicate, you should immediately consult a doctor or call an ambulance.

Remember, the sooner specialists will handle your treatment, the sooner you will overcome this illness.

Don’t underestimate the pancreatitis, because the disease can have a number of severe consequences, life-threatening.

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