Chronic pancreatitis is defined as continuous chronic inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve. It gets worse over time, leading to permanent damage. This condition eventually impairs the ability to digest food and make pancreatic hormones.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have a long-standing diagnosis of GERD. Around six months back, an upper endoscopy rendered a diagnosis of gastritis, which had occurred several times over the years. I have been taking Omeprazole, Carafate, and Pepcid for six months. These have helped to a limited degree. There is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history and saw reports (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity) of endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). These EUS findings may suggest mild chronic pancreatitis, but these are not typical of chronic pancreatitis. But there is no cy... Read Full »