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Pancreatic Surgery – Why wait for the inevitable?

The pancreas is a pear-shaped organ located in the upper side of the abdomen. It plays a vital role in digestion and the only gland which performs both endocrines as well as exocrine functions. It produces digestive juices and secretes hormones. Insulin(lowers blood sugar) and glucagon(raise blood sugar) are the two main hormones. Insulin absorbs glucose and creates energy for a smooth functioning of human body. Problems related to the pancreas can lead to diabetes and cancer.

The most common symptoms are fever, increased heart rate, swollen and tender abdomen, nausea and vomiting, upper abdominal pain especially after eating fatty foods in case of acute pancreatitis. In case of chronic, the symptoms are similar in addition to diarrhea, weight loss, severe abdominal pain. In most cases, acute pancreatitis is caused by a gallstone or heavy consumption of alcohol. Other causes are the infection, metabolic disorder, surgery, etc. Chronis pancreatitis is mainly caused due to prolonged alcohol consumption. Other causes include hereditary disorder, cyst, gallstones etc.

The pancreatic disease can lead to the following:

  • Pancreatitis– the stone develops leading to inflammation of the pancreas.
  • Pancreatitis Cancer– the stone gets converted to tumor leading to cancer.

In acute cases, it can be treated with oral medication but surgery becomes inevitable if chronic.
Pancreatic surgery is not easy but it has been made more comfortable through laparoscopy. This type of surgery reduces pain and lowers the duration of stay in the hospital for patients. It is less risky and patients recover quickly but they need to recognize the disease early and start the treatment. Any kind of delay or avoidance can become life-threatening. Varanasi hospital provides best pancreatic surgery in northern India.

Home care is mandatory. Both acute and chronic case requires a lot of care and precaution post surgery. Cigarette and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. Low-fat diet and eating small meals recommended. Insulin levels are checked often in order to avoid getting diabetes as there is a high risk of the same post surgery. Patients might experience diarrhea and weight loss.

Any operation might have after surgery complications and pancreatic surgery is not an exception. However, to avoid these, it is recommended to treat and diagnose the disease early in order to avoid long-term complications. We understand the pain and precaution that a patient has to undergo at the time of the treatment. So get yourself treated through medication for your healthier well being.

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