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Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

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Cost for treatment

Pancreatitis diagnosis
 from  1273
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
 from  3433
Stem cell therapy for chronic pancreatitis
 from  18100

University Hospital Duesseldorf

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5025
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11825

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5177
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11793

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Pancreatitis diagnosis
4802
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11095

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5000
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
10635

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Pancreatitis diagnosis
0
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5102
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11742

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Pancreatitis diagnosis
4453
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
10258

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5671
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
13331

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5670
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
13395

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Pancreatitis diagnosis
6368
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
15016

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5127
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11614

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5071
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11625

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Pancreatitis diagnosis
4560
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
10659

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Pancreatitis diagnosis
4426
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
10056

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Pancreatitis diagnosis
5020
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
11828

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Pancreatitis diagnosis
4580
Conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
10701
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About the disease

Chronic pancreatitis is a long-term inflammatory process of the pancreas. The Pancreas is the organ that produces enzymes (which are special proteins) that are essential for the digestion of food. It also produces hormones such as insulin and glucagon, which are important in regulating the body’s blood sugar levels. Chronic pancreatitis is more common in people between 30-40 years old, particularly males.

Acute pancreatitis is more common than chronic pancreatitis and is easier to treat. It usually only lasts a few days and does not disturb digestion after the acute phase has run its course. With chronic pancreatitis, the patient has long-term problems with digestion and blood sugar levels. It may be active for a few months and then come back several years later.

According to Healthline, the most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is long-term alcohol consumption, which can irreversibly damage the pancreas. Alcoholism accounts for approximately 70% of all chronic pancreatitis cases. In some cases, chronic pancreatitis is caused by certain autoimmune diseases, which attack the cells of the pancreas and prevent it from working normally. In autoimmune diseases, certain cells of the body start to fight against themselves, thereby causing damage to the related organs. A lot remains unclear with regards to the relationship between chronic pancreatitis and autoimmune diseases, but the good news is that this cause is very rare. This means that in most cases, the sufferer of this condition can take steps to regain their health before their pancreas is irreversibly damaged.

Another common cause of chronic pancreatitis is gallstones and multiple cysts. These conditions can be treated effectively before they cause more serious diseases, such as chronic pancreatitis.

Tropical pancreatitis, which can develop among children of Africa and Asia, can become chronic if the child has been suffering from malnutrition for a long period of time.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the upper quadrant of the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constant thirst
  • Weakness
  • Fatty stools

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask the patient about their symptoms and how much alcohol they consume. The doctor will also palpate the patient’s abdomen, to find out if pain is coming from the pancreas.
  • A blood test is used to count the amount of enzymes produced by the pancreas, which can be abnormal in the case of chronic pancreatitis.
  • A stool sample is used to determine whether or not the patient is able to absorb nutrients properly into their body.
  • An endoscopic ultrasound is performed, to see images of the pancreas and look for signs of inflammation. It can also be used to determine whether there is anything obstructing the gallbladder and to look for gallstones or cysts, which could have caused chronic pancreatitis.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment includes the prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. Artificial enzymes may also be prescribed to improve digestion. Steroids are prescribed if chronic pancreatitis was caused by an autoimmune disease.
  • Surgery may be necessary to remove gallstones, if they caused the chronic pancreatitis.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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