Doctor Vyalov: alcohol and fatty foods affect the occurrence of dangerous acute pancreatitis

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Doctor Sergei Vyalov said that bad habits “kill” the pancreas, promoting the development of inflammation and dangerous pathologies.

Doctor Vyalov advised Russians not to let their bodies develop serious problems with the pancreas. The doctor stated that in many cases her health is disrupted by the bad habits of the people themselves. In particular, the condition of the organ is negatively affected by overeating, especially the abuse of carbohydrate and fatty foods, and alcohol.

Doctor Vyalov stated that alcohol and fatty foods affect the appearance of dangerous acute pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas. Alcoholic drinks or their breakdown product aldehyde are toxic to pancreatic cells, causing early and inadequate activation of pancreatic enzymes. In turn, fatty foods increase the load on this organ, forcing it to work harder.

In addition, poor nutrition affects the appearance of gallstones – this is another factor that worsens the condition of the pancreas.

“85 percent of cases of pancreatitis occur for two reasons: excessive alcohol consumption and poor functioning of the biliary system. Excessive alcohol consumption becomes a trigger for acute pancreatitis in 20-40% of cases,” the doctor shared
He emphasized that acute pancreatitis is a potentially fatal disease.

Symptoms of pancreatitis. In the case of an acute form, inflammation appears suddenly.

  • Severe sharp pain in the upper abdomen, which radiates to the back (there may be a feeling that the pain wraps around the body like a belt);
  • < li>Nausea, vomiting;

  • Flatulence;
  • Pain after eating, especially fatty foods;
  • Diarrhea along with painful cramps;
  • General malaise, fever, fever;
  • Low blood pressure, dizziness.

Vyalov added that the condition of the pancreas is adversely affected by a person’s obesity. According to the specialist, the more excess body weight, the higher the risk of developing such a dangerous disease as cancer.

“Excess fat in the diet or in the sides has a negative impact on health, including can increase the risk of developing various types of oncology “, he said.
The portal previously wrote that champagne, when mixed with other alcohol, harms the condition of internal organs.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Sergey Vyalov Sergey Vyalov Health gastroenterologist, hepatologist, candidate of medical sciences