Doctor Solomatina: gallstones can lead to a deadly condition – pancreatic necrosis

Pancreatic necrosis is a deadly disease. Nutritionist Elena Solomatina spoke about the reasons for its development.

The disease occurs due to alcohol abuse, giardiasis (a common parasitic disease that affects the small intestine), bacterial and infectious diseases.

— At the time of illness, stones in the gall bladder may develop, as a result of which the pancreas releases enzymes, but they return back to the gland, and damage to the organ begins, – noted the doctor of “Evening Moscow”.

The result is pancreatic necrosis, in which the death of pancreatic tissue occurs due to the inflammatory process. Acute pain in the abdominal area, vomiting, loss of strength, bloating, flatulence occur.

Possible causes of the disease:

  • cholelithiasis;
  • alcohol abuse;
  • congenital anomalies of the structure of the ducts;
  • dysfunction of the sphincter of Oddi;< /li>
  • infectious lesions of the body.

The patient’s chances of survival are extremely low, the doctor warned.

Signs of pancreatic disease:

  • pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen, especially after eating,
  • worsening of appetite,
  • weight loss,
  • nausea and vomiting,
  • yellowness of the skin and eyes,
  • light or dirty-colored stools,
  • frequent and loose stools,
  • fatigue and weakness.

Let us recall the signs of the formation of stones in the gall bladder. These may include sharp pain in the right hypochondrium, especially after eating fatty or heavy foods, nausea and vomiting, yellowing of the skin and eyes, bloating, fatigue and weakness.

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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.