Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It usually happens when the digestive enzymes the pancreas produce start attacking the pancreas itself. The most common cause is excess alcohol consumption or gallstones blockage. Some viral infections and some drug related problems could also be responsible. Acute pancreatitis is usually very painful, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Symptoms are often worse upon moving and better if sitting still. Other symptoms include severe gas, abdominal swelling, fever, sweating, hypertension, muscle aches and fatty stools.
One should always get blood sugar checked when having pancreatitis, as insulin production is often affected.
Consult with a physician upon first signs or symptoms, as this can be a serious condition that requires medical attention. Eat no sugar, fat, or alcohol. If antibiotics are prescribed, be sure to take pro-biotics for at least one month after the antibiotics are finished. The best herb for this is Chlorella (2 – 5 grams daily), and other green drinks can also be helpful.
Nutritional Supplements: B complex, Vitamin C (1,000 mg, four times daily), DL-Phenylalanine (for pain).