Welling Clinic offers specially formulated Homeopathy treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis. The treatment protocol has been developed after an exhaustive in-house research. You too can be benefitted by our expertise in the treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis and get complete recovery.
- 1 What is Chronic Pancreatitis
- 2 Causes of Chronic Pancreatitis
- 3 Symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis
- 4 Diagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis
- 5 Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
- 6 Medications for Chronic Pancreatitis
- 7 Homeopathy Medicines for Chronic Pancreatitis
What is Chronic Pancreatitis
The pancreas is an abdominal organ that is located behind the stomach and is surrounded by other organs, including the spleen, liver and small intestine. The pancreas is about 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) long, oblong and flat.
Enzymes, or digestive juices, produced by the pancreas are secreted into the small intestine to further break down food after it has left the stomach. The gland also produces the hormone insulin and secretes it into the bloodstream in order to regulate the body’s glucose or sugar level. These hormones help the body control how it uses food for energy.
Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatic damage happens when the digestive enzymes are activated before they are released into the small intestine and begin attacking the pancreas.
With repeated bouts of acute pancreatitis, damage to the pancreas can occur and lead to chronic pancreatitis. Scar tissue may form in the pancreas, causing loss of function. A poorly functioning pancreas can cause digestion problems and diabetes.
Obstruction of the pancreatic duct because of either a benign or malignant process may result in chronic pancreatitis.
Significantly more men than women are affected.
Chronic pancreatitis usually begins in adults aged 40 to 50.
Causes of Chronic Pancreatitis
- Cigarette smoking
- Cystic fibrosis
- High calcium levels in the blood (hypocalcaemia), which may be caused by an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
- High triglyceride levels in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia)
- Injury to the abdomen
- Pancreatic cancer
- In developed countries, the most common causes of chronic pancreatitis are alcohol and gallstones. Recent research indicates smoking may be a high-risk factor. Across the rest of the world malnutrition and associated dietary factors have been implicate.
Symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis
The patient experiences intermittent attacks of severe pain, often in the mid-abdomen or left upper abdomen and occasionally radiating in a bandlike fashion or localized to the midback.
Stools may also float due to excess gas, have an oily appearance and can be especially foul-smelling.
Diabetes is a common complication due to the chronic pancreatic damage and may require treatment with insulin.
Considerable weight loss, due to malabsorption, is evident in a high percentage of patients, and can continue to be a health problem as the condition progresses.
The patient may also complain about pain related to their food intake, especially those meals containing a high percentage of fats and protein.
Weight loss can also be attributed to a reduction in food intake in patients with severe abdominal pain.
Diagnosis of Chronic Pancreatitis
Blood Test for estimation of pancreatic function.
- Blood Sugar levels
- Serum Amylase
- Serum Lipase
- Serum calcium levels
- Lipid profile
- Complete Blood Count
- ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate)
- Stool Routine
Structure Assessment of Pancreas
Computerized tomography (CT) scans to look for gallstones and assess the extent of pancreas inflammation
Abdominal ultrasound to look for gallstones and pancreas inflammation
Endoscopic ultrasound to look for inflammation and blockages in the pancreatic duct or bile duct
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look for abnormalities in the gallbladder, pancreas and ducts
Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
General: Life style changes and modifications
Stop drinking alcohol.
Choose a low-fat diet. Choose a diet that limits fat and emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
Drink more fluids. Pancreatitis can cause dehydration, so drink more fluids throughout the day.
Rather than three large meals a day, patients will be advised to change to six small meals. It is also better to avoid fatty meal
Medications for Chronic Pancreatitis
Possible medications that your physician may prescribe for chronic pancreatitis include:
Pain medication for abdominal pain
Artificial enzyme replacement, if your levels are too low to digest food normally insulin, for those who have diabetes. Treatment may be more likely to be successful in those without involvement of large ducts and those with idiopathic pancreatitis. Patients with alcoholic pancreatitis may be less likely to respond.
Steroids, for those with autoimmune pancreatitis
Traditional surgery for chronic pancreatitis tends to be divided into two areas – resection and drainage procedures. New and proven transplantation options prevent the patient from becoming diabetic following the surgical removal (resection) of their pancreas. This is achieved by transplanting back in the patient’s own insulin-producing beta cells. Only help when the cause is obstructive it cannot prevent the further reoccurrence
Homoeopathy treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis is likely to affect the patients life as it interferes with an individual digestive process The level of affection of pancreas highly depends upon patients underlying susceptibility (ability to react to a stimuli) .If the patients ’s susceptibility is good then the patients may throw up good characteristics symptoms pointing towards his remedy we can identify his symptoms and treat accordingly ,Thus preventing the further progression of disease . Thus not like conventional treatment only providing symptomatic relief, our medicine prevent further acute attacks.
It is postulated that in such patients high levels of aggression ,denial and grief are present which can be a maintaining factor of the disease .Our medicines work at the holistic level thus the healing is form within .
The remedy can stimulate the remaining unaffected pancreas to stimulate digestive enzymes and balance blood sugar levels so that the patient digestive function is improved and his further weight loss is prevented, his immunity gets build up.
In complicated cases where Diabetes Mellitus has already set in, we can treat the condition as whole depending upon the individual susceptibility the type of characteristics symptoms available ,also how much pathological changes have take place in the pancreas ,our medicine can help to maintain the blood sugar levels along with oral hypoglycemic ,and in course of time can reduce the dependency on Insulin injections.
Homeopathy Medicines for Chronic Pancreatitis
These are the most commonly used homoeopathic medicines at Welling Clinics in the treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis.
Iris Versicolor, Iodum ,Phosphorous, Belladonna ,Conium ,Kali-Iodum, Mercurius , Arsenic album
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