Inflammation of the pancreas (otherwise - pancreatitis) can occur even in a healthy person.
In most cases, pancreatitis begins in people who either exceed the rate of alcohol consumption, or like abundant fatty foods. But it happens that the pancreas becomes inflamed due to genetic predisposition or after taking potent drugs.
Symptoms of exacerbation of pancreatitisThe main symptom without which pancreatitis is not complete is a pain of a cutting character in the upper abdomen. Sometimes she can give in the lower back, back or scapula. Symptoms that accompany pain: lack of appetite, bloating, nausea and vomiting. Also, an acute attack of this unpleasant disease can be characterized by diarrhea, belching or hiccups.
First aid in case of pancreatitisFirst of all, when an attack of pancreatitis can not eat, requires strict starvation. You can drink pure water or unsweetened warm tea. Compliance with the full rest of the body will ease the symptoms, you should try not to move and not make sudden movements. It is best to take a sitting position and lean forward slightly.
The pain is well and quickly relieved by an ice compress, it can be put either from the back, or between the navel and chest. Of the drugs can only take analgesics or antispasmodics (Drotaverine, Spazmolgon). Breathing plays an important role in alleviating the pain of pancreatitis. To reduce pain, you need to try to breathe superficially - this means not taking deep breaths, and with a strong attack, hold your breath altogether.
Pancreatitis is quite a dangerous disease, so when an attack should call an ambulance.