Surgeon Zubova spoke about the symptoms of three types of pancreatitis

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Surgeon Nina Zubova: with pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas occurs.

Doctor Zubova said that the pancreas provides the body with different types of enzymes, thanks to which proteins, fats and carbohydrates are broken down. To do this, enzymes produced by the gland enter the intestines. If disturbances arise that prevent their outflow from the pancreas, it begins to “digest” itself – against this background, pancreatitis develops.

“In medicine, it is customary to distinguish three types of pancreatitis – acute, reactive and chronic. Each of them has its own causes and its own characteristic symptoms,” the doctor told Izvestia.
Surgeon Zubova spoke about the symptoms of three types of pancreatitis.

In acutethe pancreas suddenly becomes inflamed, causing sharp girdling pain in the abdomen or left hypochondrium. In addition, the affected person feels nausea, heartburn and flatulence, his temperature rises, and the whites of his eyes may turn yellow.

In chronicdigestion and stool disorders, loss of appetite and weight loss, pallor are observed skin or jaundice, discomfort or tenderness in the upper abdomen. The development of this type of pancreatitis is often observed with alcohol abuse.

With reactivethe pancreas becomes inflamed due to diseases of other gastrointestinal organs. In addition to the characteristic abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, the victim’s blood pressure drops and the temperature rises slightly.

“If an acute attack of pancreatitis occurs, you should immediately call an ambulance. Before the doctors arrive, you can put ice, a bottle of cold water on the solar plexus area, and also take any antispasmodic drug,” the expert advised.
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Nina Zubova Nina Zubova Health surgeon, coloproctologist