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Chronic pancreatitis. Done with MRCP. Can any online doctors help me read this?

hi this is husband is suffering from chronic pancreatitis from feb1st 2013..hospitalized for 10 days....recently in MRCP report got that 1) Chronic pancreatitis with body region chronic collection and ill defined duct in this region and 2) Dilated distal MPD with ectatic side branches. and also in lipid profile we found that SERUM TRIGLYCERIDES level is suggested us with good diet only we will reduce that level....can u pls explain me at which stage my husband illness is........what are good measures for that..
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Chronic pancreatitis is irreversible process, one is treated when one is symptomatic. Treatment can be in form of medicines, endoscopic or surgical

What all he hast to do:
1. Small, frequent low fat diet
2. Avoid alcohol and smoking if he is taking
3.If pain then take analgesic like combination of tramadol and paracetamol (Ultracet)
4.Take multi-antioxidant
5. Normalise triglyceride levels by avoiding fat in diet, exercise and fibricacid derivatives
6. Check endocrine and exocrine insufficiency by getting blood sugars and stool fat and treat them if present by taking antidiabetic medicines and enzymes respectively

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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