The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach Has two major functionsi. To secrete powerful digestive enzymes into the small intestine to aid the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.ii. To release the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones are involved in blood glucose metabolism, regulating how the body stores and uses food for energy.
When enzymes somehow become active inside thepancreas, they eat the tissue of the pancreas. This causes swelling, bleeding, and damage to the pancreas and its blood vessels.
If you are a guy and a heavy drinker then yes. You can definitely get this disease. If you’re a woman and have gallstones then you’re in luck as well. Most likely to occur in age of retirement.
Alcoholism Gallstones Viral infections1. Pneumonia Hereditary conditions – genetics Traumatic injury Hormone medication1. Corticosteroids2. Estrogen The causes vary with patients because this disease is not very well understood.
The primary symptom: a lot of pain in the upper middle of your abdomen, and often cause pains to your back. Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Bloating Fever Clammy skin
Hospitalization Pain medication Fluids given through an IV Stopping food or fluid by mouth to limit the activity of the pancreas A surgery called debridement of pancreatic necrosis.
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We don’t want to have acute pancreatitis, that’s definitely a given. So what can YOU do to keep your pancreas healthy? EAT THESE FOODS!1. Blueberries and Cherries2. Broccoli3. Garlic4. Red Grapes5. Red Reishi Mushrooms6. Spinach7. Sweet Potatoes8. Tofu9. Tomato Vegetable Soup10. Yogurt With Active Cultures
In the previous slide we mentioned some healthy foods that help your pancreas. Sweet potatoes are one of the best…. Because not only does it help the pancreas…. It looks like it too.
As well as sweet potatoes, figs are a great source of energy for the pancreas. And it also looks like a cross section of it as well!
Step 3: Cut your fig in half and examine the cross section. Step 4: Scoop out the insides and onto the plastic plate Step 5: Replace the insides with your marbles! Step 6: Congrats. You just infected a pancreas.
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