Affection located around a small gland, pancreatitis may favor diabetes can affect the liver and can even kill. Experts teach us how to recognize the disease since the first signs that it can be treated properly.
The pancreas is a gland, which is directly related to the spleen and duodenum that secrete enzymes important for the proper functioning of the body. “When the pancreas is functioning normally, we have a good digestion, and insulin secretion will be normal,” said Dr. Lawrence Luke, director of a health clinic.
The alcohol, contributing factor
“The crisis of pancreatitis occurs suddenly with severe pain in the pancreas. Most common, acute pancreatitis is preceded by excessive consumption of alcohol, but not infrequently seizures may occur as a result of cholelithiasis. If you go to the doctor since the first signs of the disease and treatment is administered, the chances of recovery are increased, “says the doctor.
Untreated, pancreatitis can kill
“When initiation of therapy is deferred, tissue pancreatic can go to necrosis. Moreover, necrosis can extend to adjacent organs pancreas and toxins from the blood are transported throughout the body,” explains Dr. Luke.
Symptoms – abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pyrexia, sweating, increased pulse cold.
When become chronic
“After acute pancreatitis, the pancreas remains sensitive and disease can become chronic especially if the patient continues to drink alcohol. Most dangerous is that, often, pancreatitis symptoms are not very violent, and the disease is detected in long time after installation. Moreover, people who lost weight in a short period without keeping any diet, must necessarily make a medical examination because is likely to suffer from pancreatitis. In their case, pancreatic juices are secreted normally food is no longer digested normally, and nutrients no longer enter in the bloodstream, “explains Dr. Luke.