Thursday, 30 January 2014

How HRT Can Cause Pancreatitis. Hormone Replacement Therapy and The Pancreas.

This post will go over how HRT also known as hormone replacement therapy can affect the pancreas and potentially lead to pancreatitis. There have been reports since the 1950’s that hormone replacement therapy is a cause of drug induced pancreatitis and this post will go over this information in detail. The link between sex hormones and acute pancreatitis is common, however the distinction between this and a chronic pancreas condition is much less likely. 

Post menopausal therapy amongst women such as consuming estrogen is known to increase the risk of acute pancreatitis. After researching this over the past hour the chances of women developing this condition as a result of hormone replacement therapy are around 1.5 times that of a women who hasn’t had such therapy. These chances are alarming however a lot of doctors and other medical professionals will warn you about this before you begin the process of HRT. 

If you have had a pancreas problem before you will most likely be advised not to have hormone replacement therapy or the medical professional will propose a different plan of treatment. This is most important for chronic condition sufferers since all substances and prescribed medication needs to be considered. The more research performed on what you can or can’t consume will help you look after your health overall. 

If you don’t think your medical professional understands your condition well enough you can get a referral to go to a specific specialist in relation to the pancreas. This is expensive however it could prove valuable and as I always say your health is your greatest assett. Remember to subscribe to our email report system, as we send our information every couple of months which can prove beneficial to your daily lives. Also you can use the service to ask more questions and we can write a post on the topic or subject. I hope this post has helped you and as always please check the other great subjects and topics of this site. I have been eating healthy so far in 2014 with lean meats, vegetables and around three litres of water a day and I haven’t had any recurring bouts of pancreatitis so far.

Januvia Can Damage the Pancreas. Januvia Side Effect Causing Pancreatitis.

Januvia is a prescription drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes and increasing information being released shows it could possibly lead to pancreatitis as a side effect. In some side effect cases people using januvia have reportedly experienced acute pancreatitis.Januvia contains the drug metformin so there may be a direct relationship between metformin and damage to the pancreas. I must stress that these side effects have only affected a minority of people and more information is being released. It is however known that several cases of the drug causing pancreatitis have been referred to the FDA and there is now a bunch of legal firms defending clients who have been affected by this. 

It currently isn’t clear if people who have had pancreatitis before using januvia are at a greater risk. The worrying thing is Januvia is one of the most common type 2 diabetes drugs prescribed in the United States and across the developed world. However the FDA has since released information that they are not worried by the new findings and will not change the safety warnings that this drug can lead to pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. Once again it is important to do more research as more information would have been released after this post. 

Furthermore we are reporting on other findings and we aren’t saying that there is proof that this is directly causing pancreatitis so the more research you can do the better you will understand the subject. A majority of people who use Januvia don’t develop pancreatitis so that is also worth noting. If you are taking prescription drugs it is very important to speak to your medical professional about potential side effects, especially if you have had a bout of pancreatitis before you begin taking the medication.

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