Acute pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed (swollen) over a short period of time. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis depends upon serum amylase. An increase in its level is seen during acute cholecystitis and perforated peptic ulcer, but in this cases it is more than five times high. However, other physical signs are also equally important.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS
Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis may vary, depending on which type we experience.
Acute pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Abdominal pain that radiates to back
- Abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
- Rapid pulse
- Tenderness when touching the abdomen
Chronic pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Losing weight without trying
- Oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea)
CAUSES OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS
Pancreatitis occurs when digestive enzymes become activated while still in the pancreas, irritating the cells of our pancreas and causing inflammation.
Conditions that can cause pancreatitis include:
- Abdominal surgery
- Certain medications
- Cystic fibrosis
- High calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia), which may be caused by an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
- High triglyceride levels in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia)
- Injury to the abdomen
- Pancreatic cancer
Sometimes, a cause are not found
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ACUTE PANCREATITIS
Useful for Aute pancreatitis with extreme sensitiveness, specially to jarring. Suited when face is red and hot. There is extreme irritability of the nerve centers.
Useful for agonizing cutting pains in the abdomen, with a bitter taste in the mouth.GV Pain obliges the patient to bend double; colic with cramps in the calf muscles.
There is colic around the navel with darting pains from right to left. Useful for profuse sweat about the head when rest of the body is warm. There is sensation of cold damp stockings in the legs.
Very usefull remedy for both renal and biliary calculi. There is sudden stabbing pain in the liver.Given when patient sits bent over pain on the painful side for relief.There is sticking pain under the border of false rib. Very useful for haemorrhagic pancretitis.