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Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

Symptoms of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

The following features are indicative of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis:
  • severe pain in pancreas
  • loss of weight
  • jaundice

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Common Causes of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

The following are the most common causes of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis:
  • heavy alcohol consumption

Risk Factors for Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis:
  • environmental factor
  • cigarette smoking
  • genetic mutation in cationic trypsinogen
  • SPINK1(serine peptidase inhibitor, Kazal type 1) gene mutation
  • CFTR (Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene mutation
  • high lipid diet

Prevention of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • stop alcohol consumption

Occurrence of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

Common Gender

Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis:
  • Biopsy: To confirm the diagnosis of alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis
  • CT scan (Computed tomography): To provide detailed pictures for diagnosis of alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis
  • Abdominal ultrasound: To confirm the diagnosis of the alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

Complications of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis if untreated

Yes, Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis is left untreated:
  • multi-organ failure
  • can be fatal

Self-care for Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis:
  • lower alcohol consumption

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis.

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