Pancreatitis is an inflammation of pancreas. There is acute and chronic pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is a quite serious disease and, therefore, it usually calls for surgery. Chronic pancreatitis results after a patient has suffered acute pancreatitis. GPs and Gastroenterologists study the disease.

Reasons for Pancreatitis

  • Cholelithiasis
  • Eating greasy, spicy foods and alcohol
  • Taking medicines
  • Infections
  • Post-surgical adhesion
  • Tumours

Clinical Manifestation

Patients complain of pain in epigastric region after eating, wrapping-around pain for a few hours, nausea, vomit of eaten food, yellowish skin and whites of the eyes, constipation.

Treating Pancreatitis

  1. Keeping diet with excluding greasy, wheat, spicy, salty products, tomatoes and alcohol. First two acute conditions, eating no food, following days – sparing regimen
  2. Ferments
  3. H2-receptor antagonists
  4. Proton pump inhibitors
  5. Painkillers

Pancreatitis is to be treated. Pancreas surrounded by other organs often affects them. Chronic cholecystitis develops from frequent acute episodes of the disease.

Complications of Pancreatitis

  1. Hypovolemic shock
  2. Gastrointestinal bleeding
  3. Jaundice, cholangitis
  4. Pancreas abscess
  5. Diabetes