Pancreas Specialists in New York City
Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. It is generally identified by abdominal pain, indigestion, and fever. Pancreatitis can be categorized into one of three categories:
A pancreatic disease is linked to genetics. Thus, it is important to stay up to date on your health if anyone in your family has a pancreatic disease. It means that one will experience episodes of pancreatic inflammation. It can begin at any age.
Acute pancreatitis is a single occurrence (or multiple, infrequent occurrences) of an inflammation of the pancreas. This can be caused by trauma, drinking too much alcohol, medication, or another disease. Acute pancreatitis is still to be taken seriously and can result in anything from general pain to death. It can also damage other organs. Getting the proper treatment immediately is very important.
Usually afflicting middle-aged men, chronic pancreatitis, understandably, has similar symptoms to acute pancreatitis. However, the attacks will happen more often and last longer. Generally, this disease is caused by alcohol consumption. Over-consumption of alcohol can cause inflammation of the pancreas, resulting in possible permanent damage.
Pancreatic is often treated with fluids and pain medication. If it severe enough, a patient may be admitted to an ICU to be monitored closely. Chronic pancreatitis has to be treated with nutrition therapy and possibly insulin.
If you require treatment for your pancreatitis, give us a call at (212) 307-1144. You can also request an appointment for pancreatic surgery online. Schedule your online appointment today.