Monday, 23 September 2013

How Long Can You Live? Life expectancy with Chronic Pancreatitis?

A few emails being sent to me are about how long can you live with acute and chronic pancreatitis. In other words what is the life expectancy for either of these conditions. The good news is you can live a long normal life with either, you need to look after yourself though and I will show you how to do this.

Acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis can both be life threatening. The most important early thing to do is go see a doctor as soon as you can. Or go to a local hospital. You will be tested for pancreatitis, usually this is done by a blood test and ultra sounds of the abdomen. Now if you have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis you will be put on a drip at the hospital and only allowed clear fluids until you recover. If you have chronic pancreatitis you will most likely be sent home once your condition improves. However for both conditions when you return home you will need to look after yourself.

The best thing to do is eat healthy, avoid alcohol and other drugs. Avoid consuming toxins which are prevalent throughout alcohol and drugs. I eat a low fat, high protein diet with a lot of vegetables and fruit. And I drink enough water to ensure I am always hydrated. Once you have recovered from acute pancreatitis you need to do everything you can to ensure you don't get the condition again. That is avoiding what caused the acute pancreatitis in the first place. Often if you have alcohol induced pancreatitis you will have to give up alcohol. If you have chronic pancreatitis you will need to manage the condition the best you can. With chronic pancreatitis what can prove fatal is having complications. Complications can occur with both acute and chronic pancreatitis so it is very important that you look after your body.

With acute and chronic pancreatitis as long as there is no complications you can expect to live a long normal life. It is important that you take care of yourself to ensure your type of pancreatitis does not return. On this site we link to an online relief kit so check that out. And also check out other major websites with great information about pancreatitis. The more research you do the better you will understand the condition and the better you will be able to look after your health.

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