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Donâ??t ignore symptoms of acute pancreatitis

Posted Mar 10 2010 2:07am

Beverly Hills gastroenterologist It is very important that for any digestive tract problems you see a gastroenterologist. A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in treating the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct and liver. They can help you to prevent cancer and other stomach diseases that might occur if you are more at risk due to lifestyle and/or family history of such illnesses. A Beverly Hills gastroenterologist tells us about a dangerous preventable disease that is attacking more men every year.


90% of people who have acute pancreatitis die in the first year. Such a large number representing the rate in which one dies must scare you. If you are a heavy drinker or have had gallstone issues in which surgery did little help than you are likely to get acute pancreatitis Beverly Hills doctors say that the number of men with acute pancreatitis is rising because the number of people with alcoholism is rising. It is important to know the symptoms of acute pancreatitis because the earlier on you detect it the less chances it has to turn into chronic pancreatitis much worse over time pancreatic cancer.


The most prominent symptom is abdominal pain felt in the upper left side or the middle of the belly area. The pain is generally persistent or chronic, may spread when laying down to the back or below the left shoulder blade, maybe worse after eating or drinking foods with a lot of fat, is worse after drinking. You may develop feelings of anxiety, fever, nausea, vomiting or even sweating. Some patients develop jaundice. For most people in Beverly Hills acute pancreatitis caused them to experience clay colored stool, skin rashes and swelling of the abdomen and constant indigestion.


If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms please see your local gastroenterologist Beverly Hills doctors tell us that it is vital not to ignore these signs because of the significant death rate this disease does carry.

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