What are Symptoms of Biliary Colic

January 7, 2018

Biliary colic, also referred to as a gallbladder attack or gallstone attack, is when pain occurs due to a gallstone briefly blocking the bile duct. Generally, the discomfort is in the right upper portion of the abdomen, and it can spread to the shoulder. Pain generally lasts from one to a few hours. Often, it transpires after eating a heavy meal, or throughout the night. Repeated attacks are common. Gallstone…

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What is a Good Diet for Pancreatitis Sufferers?

January 1, 2018

What is Pancreatitis? The pancreas is the organ in the body part of the human body that helps you control the way in which the body processes sugar. The pancreas also serves to release enzymes and to assist he body in digesting food. Once your pancreas becomes swollen or inflamed from an illness such as pancreatitis, it cannot perform its function. This problem is known as pancreatitis. Since the pancreas…

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Pancreas Divisum

August 20, 2017

What is Pancreas Divisum Pancreas division is a common congenital anomaly that is present during birth occurring within the pancreatic duct(s). The pancreas is a deep seated organ located behind the stomach. One of its functions is to create enzymes that are critical for the digestion of food in the intestine. The digestive enzymes, in the form of a digestive fluid, drain from the pancreas via the pancreatic duct into…

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What is Pancreatitis?

July 15, 2016

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ that generates several enzymes to assist the digestion of food. Such as the hormone insulin, which controls the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach. When the pancreas is inflamed, the body is not able to absorb the nutrients in needs. Pancreatitis may be either acute (which…

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What are Gall Bladder (Gallstones) Symptoms

January 8, 2016

The Gallbladder is a small sac found under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps the body digest fats. The bile is then moved through tubes called cystic ducts or common bile ducts to the small intestines Gallstones is a digestive disorder caused by cholesterol, among other things found in bile. The size ranges from being smaller than a grain of sand to large as…

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