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Pancreatitis – Symptoms, Diet and Home Treatment

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The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach which participates in the digestion process by producing enzymes, insulin and more. Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas which occurs when the digestive enzymes are activated while still in the pancreas, irritating its cells and causing inflammation. It is caused by high alcohol consumption, gallstones, some drugs, injury, high blood lipids and extreme stress. However, there could be an underlying disease which causes the inflammation of the pancreas too. There are different severity of the condition and in moderate to severe cases, you will need to see a doctor. In mild and chronic cases, you can follow a strict diet and do cold laser treatments at home.

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Symptoms of Pancreatitis

  • Pain in upper abdominal that goes to the back
  • Severe pain after having a meal
  • Dehydration
  • Fever
  • Unwanted weight loss
  • Upset stomach 
  • Increased heart beat
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Swollen belly 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Bleeding 

What Diet will Help with Pancreatitis

When there is an inflammation of the pancreas, the organ itself fails to function properly. It cannot produce enough enzymes and the most difficult to digest food at that period is any form of fat, plant-based or animal. Avoid fat in any form for at least two weeks and then introduce fat in the form of olive oil, for example, in very limited quantities. This means that you cannot eat any deserts, fried foods, sauces, cooked dishes with oil, nuts, oily meat and fish, dressings, dairy products, etc. You have to drink a lot of water in order to avoid dehydration and to cut off alcohol consumption completely. 

In terms of medications, you might need medical advice on painkillers and antibiotics, however if you can avoid taking them it will be even better. In cases of chronic pancreatitis, because of digestive issues, the body is usually malnourished and the nutrients are not absorbed efficiently. In that case, it is recommended to take vitamins and antioxidants as supplements. While fresh fruits and vegetables are a major part of each balanced diet, you might find it difficult to eat fruits as they contain sugars, and the vegetables are better digested when slightly boiled or steamed. You will have to avoid spicy meals, crunchy foods like nuts or crackers as they usually contain fats and are hard to digest. Basically, stick to easy to digest and simple foods like cooked potatoes and rice, boiled root vegetables and bread, lean meat and cucumbers, etc. 

Pancreatitis Home Treatment

Although severe cases might require hospitalization or at least a doctor’s visit, when you get back home you will need to treat the condition yourself. Even if your pancreatitis is not chronic, it will take quite some time on a diet plan and treatment to be able to manage and control the condition. The best alternative to painkillers is low level laser therapy (cold lasers) as it is non-invasive, totally safe and you do load the pancreas, the stomach and the liver with more medication to deal with. 

When there is acute pain, you can use the coMra cold laser device to get some relief. However, there is a coMra treatment protocol created to treat and heal pancreatitis. In the coMra User Guide, you will find it by the name Gastroenterology 3. This treatment protocol will take around 16-20 mins. However, you can combine it with Universal Treat 3 – Blood to improve the blood circulation and the quality of the blood, and with Universal Treatment 5 – Nervous system, if you experience extreme stress and feel down emotionally. Here is how the treatment protocol is described in the coMra User Guide. 

Why Does coMra Laser Therapy Work? 

Cold lasers have been used for many years now with all kinds of conditions and diseases. The healing effect is a result of the coherent work of a laser, magnets and light diodes, which are specifically modulated to create a field of energy entering the cells. This additional energy is used by the cell to secure the vital processes going on like daily metabolism, regeneration and elimination. Because when there is an inflammation, it costs a lot of vital energy to the cell or the organ, some functions are put on hold and the energy is used where it is most needed. When you provide additional energy though, the cells will not cut some functions but will use this energy to regenerate and heal. 

To start using coMra, first search your health issue in the coMra User Guide. If you can find it, start applying the relevant to it treatment protocol. If you do not find it, start with coMra Universal 3 and coMra Universal 5 protocols. If you have questions and need support by an expert, please contact us.

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