Life-threatening inflammation: how to understand what the pancreas is sick

Опасное для жизни воспаление: как понять, что поджелудочная железа больна

Inflammation of the pancreas is a dangerous process because it can develop into cancer of the body with high lethal potential. How do you know that your pancreas is sick?

The German doctors said that makes the pancreas, the patient and contributes to the development of chronic inflammation in the body. According to the Director of the Department of internal medicine, University medical centre Greifswald Dr. Markus M. Lerch, the state of the pancreas undermine an excess of alcohol and nicotine, as well as high levels of fat in the blood. In addition, disease of the gland leads to the lack of exercise and extra weight, sometimes provocative role played by genetic factors.

In case of inflammation violated two vital functions of the gland. As explains medical Director of the Department of internal medicine, University hospital Ulm Dr. Thomas Seufferlein, the pancreas is constantly active, but if she becomes ill, fails, its two most important for body functions.

“On the one hand gland produces a secretion consisting of water and digestive enzymes to break down food. On the other hand, the body secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood sugar levels. An inflammation of the prostate affects those functions,” said the doctor.

Says about diseases of the pancreas? A disease like pancreatitis indicates the presence of dangerous inflammation. Particularly acute pancreatitis causes severe abdominal pain, often with nausea and vomiting. Other symptoms can be problems with blood circulation and bloating.

In addition, the result of inflammatory disease of the pancreas is diabetes. The first signs of these disorders – increased thirst and frequent urination. Diabetes can also occur as a result of pancreatitis.

Chronic inflammation is very dangerous for the gland. It may damage it to make more scar. In this case, it can bring pain, weight loss, diarrhea, increased flatulence and intolerance to fatty tissue.

Cancer of the pancreas. In cases when inflammation leads to cancer development of the body, its symptoms often simply do not exist for a long time. Of those symptoms that indicate the disease, are allocated back pain, yellow skin, aversion to some foods, night sweats.

The doctors stated that any person who wants to do something good for your pancreas needs to reduce excess weight to control the use of alcohol and quite moving.