Treat Pancreatitis Naturally

Inflammation of the pancreas, the organ that creates insulin and glucagon, is called pancreatitis and happens when the digestive enzymes created by the pancreas leak out and cause pain and swelling. It can happen suddenly or occur over many years, but eventually it will damage and scar the pancreas. In most cases it is caused by gallstones or alcohol abuse, however it can also happen due to an injury, infection or medications.

 

How do I know if I have pancreatitis?

  • Sudden, moderate to severe pain in the upper abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fast heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Jaundice
  • Shock

 

How do I prevent pancreatitis?

You may not be able to prevent pancreatitis if it is caused by gallstones. However you can limit your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, a balanced diet and exercising regularly.

  • Don’t drink in excess.
  • Stop smoking.

 

How can I treat pancreatitis?

  • Selenium, Beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E are all anti-oxidants that have been shown to help reduce the pain level of those who suffer from chronic pancreatitis.
  • Acupuncture may help to control pain and other symptoms.
  • Evening primrose oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help.
  • Try drinking aloe vera juice. It helps to rebalance the digestive tract.
  • Dandelion root is often recommended as it helps to strengthen and stimulate the pancreas.
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