Symptoms of pancreatitis is divided into two types, acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. The difference, acute pancreatitis damage to the pancreas by certain enzymes sudden and thorough, while chronic pancreatitis occur destructively, pancreatitis mild type that does not heal, ongoing and increasingly severe and repetitive.
The cause of pancreatitis is due to the blockage so that the enzymes produced by the pancreas will still accumulate in the pancreas and pancreatic cells digest themselves from there emerged inflammation. Besides inflammation of the pancreas can also be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, taking certain medications, high triglycerides, high levels of calcium in the blood, inveksi virus, pancreas damage due to trauma or surgery, a lack of blood flow to the pancreas, pancreatic cancer or the use of estrogen in ladies high triglyceride levels.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis :
- Pain in the pit of the stomach that breaks down to the back.
- While eating, pain in the gut will be even worse.
- Ongoing pain felt and the longer the severity increases.
- Pain will continue to be felt for days.
- The pain will get worse if the patient coughs.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Increased body temperature.
- Yellow skin.
- Heartbeat becomes rapid.
- Patients appears uneasy.
- Swelling in the upper abdomen.
- Acute inflammation of the pancreas that has been accompanied by severe symptoms of dehydration and low blood pressure.
- Chronic pancreatitis symptoms are accompanied by diarrhea, oily dirt and also weight loss.
5 Nursing Diagnosis for Pancreatitis
- Ineffective breathing pattern.
- Impaired tissue perfusion.
- Fluid volume deficit.
- Acute pain.