Last Modified on Nov 05, 2014
Pancreatitis treatments vary from mere dietary changes to more specific supplemental additions. At any rate, natural options work to treat pancreatitis safely and effectively. Dietary changes and supplements can be used to naturally treat pancreatitis and its symptoms.
What is Pancreatitis?
The pancreas is a large gland situated behind the stomach and near the first section of the small intestine. The pancreas functions in two primary ways: secreting digestive enzymes and releasing needed hormones to process food. When this organ becomes inflamed, the result is termed pancreatitis.
Common symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen and back, swelling in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever, rapid pulse, diarrhea and oily stools. A variety of factors contribute to pancreatitis including gallstones, chronic heavy alcohol use, trauma, medication, infection, tumors and genetic abnormalities of the pancreas.
Natural Remedies for Disease of the Pancreas
Several treatment options are available for managing pancreatitis. Some of the most common remedies include dietary changes as well as supplements including aloe vera and papaya juice. When paired with a sensible diet, exercise and an otherwise balanced lifestyle, these treatments offer effective healing.
Treating pancreatitis via dietary changes involves identifying what the body can and cannot handle. Utilizing a food diary and journaling foods as well as the body’s reaction is the best way to identify triggers. Common trigger foods include fruit, sugar and other high starch foods.
Aloe is an anti-inflammatory compound that is traditionally applied to cuts and wounds. However, as pancreatitis often involves inflammation of the pancreas, aloe also serves as an effective pancreatitis treatment. The compound also contains a number of nutrients that offer healing.
Papaya juice is another nutrient-rich formula often used to treat pancreatitis. With its unique composition and complex carbohydrate structure, papaya juice relieves inflammation and delivers nutrients to the body. Paired with flax seed, the juice is an even more potent treatment.
Pancreatitis is often a painful condition. However, treatment when started at the onset of the condition offers extensive relief with minimal deviation from the normal diet.
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My son, age 31 has had acute pancreatitis attacks for the last 2.5 years. Has had to go to the hospital numerous times. Doctors don't know what causes it...any suggestions. Prior to this time he has always been very healthy. He went on the Atkins Diet about 7 years ago..could this be a root cause. He has had tests and they can't diagnose any causes.
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