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What is the life expectancy of person with chronic non-alcoholic pancreatitis?

My husband has chronic non-alcoholic pancreatitis with triglycerides over 1000 for several years now...he has been hospitalized twice in the last year with serious pancreatitis...hyperlipidemia over 3000-4000 ...medications are not much helping..he is only 45...what kind of life expectancy does he have???
Mon, 9 Jan 2017
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Hi,

In most cases it can be regulated by medications which include insulin supplements and enzymes for digestion. Also alcohol is forbidden in these cases and you should eat less fatty food, less sugar and more vegetables and boiled food. Also, avoid citotoxic medications.

If there is no improvement then surgical therapy may be considered and include drainage procedures or pancreas resection. This is last option and you should consult your doctor about this.

I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time. Wish you a good health.

Kindly regards,
Ivan R. Rommstein
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What is the life expectancy of person with chronic non-alcoholic pancreatitis?

Hi, In most cases it can be regulated by medications which include insulin supplements and enzymes for digestion. Also alcohol is forbidden in these cases and you should eat less fatty food, less sugar and more vegetables and boiled food. Also, avoid citotoxic medications. If there is no improvement then surgical therapy may be considered and include drainage procedures or pancreas resection. This is last option and you should consult your doctor about this. I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time. Wish you a good health. Kindly regards, Ivan R. Rommstein