Limiting yourself to one or two alcoholic drinks per day may significantly lessen the chances of developing alcoholic pancreatitis. Once you have had pancreatitis, though, you should not drink at all; any drinking carries the risk of new attacks.
Controlling your weight and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle may prevent gallstones and help reduce the risk of gallstone pancreatitis.
Gallbladder disease, which causes pain in the upper right abdomen that may spread to
the back or shoulder.
vague discomfort in the upper abdomen or chest that may cause gas, a feeling of
fullness, gnawing, or burning in the stomach. Burping may or may not accompany
A gastric bezoar, an uncommon condition that
occurs when a large collection of undigested material such as food, hair, or
swallowed objects blocks the opening from the stomach into the intestine
(gastric outlet obstruction).
Call your doctor for a checkup if you have burping with abdominal
fullness or indigestion that does not get better or go away with home
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Sydney Youngerman-Cole, RN, BSN, RNC
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
September 1, 2009
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 01, 2009
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