Thursday, 5 June 2014

Pancreatitis Information Glossary

- Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is a serious condition of the pancreas which is characterized by inflammation. The inflammation can be defined as either acute or chronic. Rates of pancreatitis are increasing across the developed world as a result of increased drinking and drug consumption amongst the younger generations.Pancreatitis

- Acute Pancreatitis: Acute refers to a quick and severe form of Pancreatitis. This usually lasts a few days to a couple of weeks on average. Consistent acute conditions can lead to a chronic condition. Acute is very serious and can also lead to complications and fatality. I have suffered from an acute condition and it was one of the most painful experiences of my life so far.

- Chronic Pancreatitis: Chronic means the condition is permanent and won’t go away. The symptoms can be relieved and managed to a degree, based on diet and treatment. This can also prove fatal and has unfortunately been linked to pancreatic cancer in a small proportion of sufferers.

- Stress: Stress is hard to define but usually involves a large mental workload and anxiety. Stress weakens the immune system, effectively weakening your entire body. Stress has also been known to be a cause of acute pancreatitis.

- Alcohol Induced: Alcohol induced refers to alcohol being the cause of a condition. This is one of the most common causes of acute pancreatitis. Alcohol is a damaging drug that negatively affects all organs of the body, especially the pancreas.Alcohol Induced Pancreatitis

- Drug Induced: Drug induced has a similar meaning to alcohol induced, however this means drugs cause a condition. Recreational and consistent drug use has been known to be a major cause of acute and chronic pancreatitis.Drug Induced Pancreatitis

- Pancreas: The pancreas is one of the most important organs in the human body. With a healthy pancreas your body can go a long way to living a long and healthy life. With an unhealthy pancreas the outlook for a long and happy life can be remote. Looking after the health of your pancreas is very important.

- Diet: Diet refers to food and drinking consumption which can benefit your overall health and the health of your pancreas. By having a good diet which includes eating a lot of lean meats, vegetables and consuming water and fruit juices, you are giving your body the best chance of being healthy. The pancreas has to process the toxins of bad foods and liquids, which is why having a healthy, well balanced diet can be so important to the overall health of your pancreas.

- Exercise: Exercise is increasingly important to overall physical health and the health of your pancreas. Moderate exercises and low stress exercises are advised. Avoid running marathons and anything to intense, without professional medical advice.

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