Pancreatitis Disease Treatment

Pancreatitis causes inflammation of the pancreas. A sizable gland located behind the stomach and close to the small intestine is the pancreas. Your pancreas primarily does two things:
  • It helps you digest food by releasing potent digestive enzymes into your small intestine.
  • It causes your body to release glucagon and insulin. Your body uses these hormones to regulate how it uses food for energy.
When digestive enzymes start to function before your pancreas releases them, your pancreas may get damaged.
Pancreatic Disorders - Anatomy of Pancreas
Pancreatitis types: The two types of Pancreatitis include-Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Acute pancreatitis is a brief period of acute inflammation. It can cause anything from minor pain to a serious, potentially fatal sickness. After receiving the appropriate care, the majority of persons with acute pancreatitis fully recover. Acute pancreatitis can, in extreme situations, result in bleeding, significant tissue damage, infection, and cysts. Other essential organs including the heart, lungs, and kidneys can also suffer damage from severe pancreatitis.
  • Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by persistent inflammation. After a bout of acute pancreatitis, it occurs most frequently. Long-term heavy drinking of alcohol is another major contributing factor. Heavy drinking can damage your pancreas, which may not show symptoms for several years until you develop severe pancreatitis symptoms.
Acute pancreatitis symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea and diarrhea
  • Bloated and delicate belly
  • Back pain originates in the upper belly area. Eating, especially foods heavy in fat, may make it worse.
The signs and symptoms of acute and chronic pancreatitis are similar. You might also have:
  • The persistent upper abdominal ache that spreads to your back. The discomfort could be incapacitating.
  • Weight loss and diarrhea because your pancreas isn’t producing enough digestive enzymes
  • Stomach pain and vomiting
Pancreatic Disorders
Causes: Causes of acute pancreatitis include:
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Infections
  • Gallstones
  • Medications
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
Causes of chronic pancreatitis include:
  • Dysplastic fibrosis
  • Disorders of the pancreas run in the family
  • Gallstones
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Medications
Diagnosis: The doctor will likely press on your abdomen to determine whether it is sore and examine your blood pressure, fever, and pulse rate to discover if you have acute pancreatitis.
  • X-rays or imaging exams like a CT scan or MRI can reveal whether the pancreas is calcified and help diagnose chronic pancreatitis.
  • Your physician will examine your stool for extra fat, an indication that the pancreas is no longer producing enough enzymes to break down fat and take blood tests.
  • To determine how effectively the pancreas releases digestive enzymes, you could undergo a pancreatic function test.
  • Diabetes may also be examined in you.
Two digestive enzymes, amylase, and lipase are measured in your blood to help your doctor determine if you have acute pancreatitis. You most likely have acute pancreatitis if you have high levels of these two enzymes. The white blood cells, blood sugar, calcium, and liver function in your blood will also be examined.


  1. Acute pancreatitis treatment: You can be given strong painkillers if you experience an acute pancreatitis attack. It could be necessary to have a tube inserted through your nose to drain your stomach. If the attack lasts a long time, you could need IV nutrition and hydration (through a vein).You’ll likely need to stay in the hospital, where you might receive the following types of care:
    • If your pancreas is infected, take antibiotics.
    • Intravenous (IV) fluids, given through a needle
    • Fasting or a low-fat diet: Perhaps you should quit eating so that your pancreas can heal. You will receive sustenance through a feeding tube in this situation.
    • Using analgesics

    If your condition is more serious, you might receive treatment as followed

    • A tube is sent down your neck into your stomach and upper intestines during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) surgery to remove gallstones if they are obstructing your bile or pancreatic ducts. To remove stones from the bile duct, a small cut is made. Alternatively, a stent, a plastic tube, is put into the ducts to clear the obstruction.
    • if gallstones contributed to your pancreatitis, get gallbladder surgery
    • Surgery on the pancreas to remove fluid, dead, or diseased tissue
  2. Chronic pancreatitis treatment: If you have chronic pancreatitis, your doctor will concentrate on managing your pain while avoiding possible prescription painkiller addiction and keeping an eye out for digestive problems. To restore the digestive tract’s capacity to break down nutrients, you might be put on a pancreatic enzyme replacement medication; this will probably lessen the frequency of new attacks.You could require
    • Diabetes treatment with insulin
    • Using analgesics
    • Pancreatic enzymes assist your body in absorbing the necessary nutrients from the diet
    • Procedures or surgery to repair obstructions, ease drainage or relieve pain

    Anesthesia injected into the nerves close to the spine may provide pain relief. The injured pancreatic tissue may be surgically removed as a last resort if medication or nerve blocks do not relieve the pain.

To know more about the treatment of Pancreatitis visit the best pancreatitis liver specialist doctor in Noida, Ghaziabad. 

Pancreatitis Prevention:

Because alcohol misuse is a major contributor to many occurrences of pancreatitis, preventative strategies frequently emphasize restricting or quitting alcohol altogether. Ask your doctor or other health care provider about an alcohol treatment facility if your drinking is a cause for concern.

You can experience fewer and milder pancreatitis attacks by quitting smoking, adhering to your doctor’s and dietitian’s dietary recommendations, and taking your medications.

To know more book your appointment with the best pancreatitis treatment doctor in Noida, Ghaziabad.

Dr. Sushrut Singh

Dr. Sushrut Singh is an Additional Director in the Department of Liver and Digestive Sciences at Fortis Hospital, Sector-62, Noida. . Having pursued both his M.B.B.S. and M.D. from the King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, he went on to complete his postgraduate super-speciality in Hepatology from the only Liver University in Asia under the guidance of most renowned Prof. Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin from the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi.

  • Speciality : Liver Specialist, Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist
  • Degree : M.B.B.S., M.D., D.M.
  • Experience : 12+ Years
  • Phone : +91 93153 54431


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