The most important organ in the gastrointestinal tract is the pancreas. And if we assume that its functions will fail, then this can lead to destabilization of all health.
If the pancreas has failed, its signs are very clearly manifested:
- severe pain in the left hypochondrium;
- wave-like nausea, which does not stop, with an increase to indomitable vomiting;
- stagnation of pain in a bent position.
Acute attacks are difficult to remove, weakly antispasmodics, vomiting becomes uncontrollable, the stomach reduces spasms.
Symptoms of pancreatic failure
Dynamic monitoring of the course of a patient's condition determines the temperature rise to subfebrile indicators.
Additional symptoms by which pancreatic failure can be determined and not confused with manifestation of other diseases:
- increased gag reflex;
- sharp attacks of heat and sweating;
- yellowing of the skin and eye proteins.
Rarely, but it happens that a person himself somehow experienced an acute form of pancreatitis, and the disease has passed into a chronic form. This happens if, at an early stage of the illness, the pain symptom did not manifest itself at full strength, there was only vomiting and upset of the stool, and a person could take an attack for an ordinary upset stomach.
Non-treated pancreatitis takes on a chronic form and exacerbated periodically, especially if there is a violation of diet, after a plentiful feast or a fun party with a sea of alcohol. The chronic form of pancreatitis differs by a sensation of an increase in the pancreas, then there is a feeling of raspiraniya in the region of the ribs, making breathing difficult.
When the pancreas failed, the main symptom, of course, is severe pain, which can be shrouded and given even in the lower back. Acute pain is characterized by an exact localization - this is the upper abdomen, around the navel. The intensity and duration of pain depends on the level of development of the inflammatory process. The most acute pain, up to a strong shock, is inherent in the acute form of pancreatitis.
With the shingling nature of the pain so strong that they can easily be confused with the manifestations of osteochondrosis, cholecystitis, pyelonephritis, appendicitis. The refusal of the pancreas to confuse is not surprising, because with all the strength of pain is quite diverse - blunt pulling, sharp cutting, severe spasms or until a few days continuously lasting pain of medium intensity.
What if the pancreas failed?
When it becomes clear that pain is associated with a pancreas failure, a doctor can not do without. Well, if you still have strength to go to the party yourself. Most often you have to call a therapist at home, or go to an ambulance. With an acute form of the disease, immediate hospitalization is recommended, right up to surgical intervention. With an exacerbation of a chronic pancreatitis it is possible to stop on out-patient treatment.
In any case, the first action in the failure of the pancreas is the use of antispasmodics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, switching to a "hungry" diet, alkaline drinking. At laboratory confirmation of deviations in the level of sugar, the patient is prescribed insulin, simultaneously with medicinal preparations containing enzymes.
One of the steps that should be taken immediately is a transition to a strict diet. This will involve significant changes in the way of life, but for the sake of health and life it is worthwhile to make such sacrifices. And if you do not consider dietary dishes as a special victim, then you can gradually accustom the entire family to a diet, that is, to a healthy full-fledged diet.