Acute pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas is swollen or inflamed for a short period of time.
What is Pancreas?
Firstly, let’s understand what a pancreas is.
Pancreas is a small organ which is located behind your stomach, which helps with digestion.
It’s a long, flat gland that produces digestive enzymes and hormones like glucagon and insulin which help your body regulate the way sugar is produced.
What are the causes of Pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is caused when the digestive enzymes are released inside the pancreas instead of outside, then these enzymes cause damage to pancreatic cells and also pancreatic tissues
This in turn causes swelling and bleeding of organs and blood vessels which is called Pancreatitis
A) Alcohol Abuse: – More than 70% of pancreatitis issue is caused because of alcohol abuse
B) Gallstones: – This is the second most common cause of the disease. The gallstone travels from the gall bladder into the bile duct and blocks it. This causes bile and enzyme to flow into the pancreas causing swelling
C) Genetics: – Fairly uncommon but the cause is still not known
How Will I Know If I Have Pancreatitis?
Some people with Acute Pancreatitis may have sight symptoms and may start to feel better within a week and have no problem further
The most common symptoms are
- Suddenly and severe abdominal pain
- Feeling sick
- Fever (more than 38 C/ 101F
When should you visit us?
Immediately, when you start having severe and unbearable abdominal pain.
How do we help you?
Dr. Srikanth Gadiyaram at Sahasra Hospital is a renowned and highly qualified gastroenterologist in Bangalore, he aims to control the condition and manage any symptoms.
This usually involves admission to our hospital
Pain medication: – Our team under the supervision of Dr. Shrikanth, will give you painkillers directly into your vein.
Fluids: – We provide you with fluids through tubes directly into your stomach. To repair your pancreas. You may feel dehydrated and that is the reason we will provide you with extra fluid to keep you energized
Surgery: – In some cases, you may require to undergo surgery to remove the dead tissues
Once your pancreas gets healed, we will evaluate your health condition and will treat the main cause of pancreatitis
- Treatment for Gall Stones
a. If gallstones are responsible for your pancreatitis, we will advise you for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
b. Our esteemed Dr. Srikanth Gadiyaram is highly competent and experienced to perform the surgery.
c. This procedure helps in diagnosing the problem in the bile duct and removing the gallstones
d. In some cases, the doctor may advise gall bladder removal i.e. cholecystectomy
- Treating Alcohol abuse
a. We will recommend you a treatment program to help you recover from alcohol abuse.
Dr. Srikanth Gadiyaram with more than 20 years of experience has performed more than 12000 successful single-incision laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic liver and pancreatic surgeries.
Our ultimate goal is to keep you healthy and safe.
For appointment contact us on 8880837000 / 98801 05829.
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