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My mother is 65 years old. Last year she was first diagnosed with low sugar level. On further medical examination, doctor found out infection in her pancreas. The reports said of chronic pancreatitis with hypoenhancing lesion in head, uncinate process causing dilatation of MPD, CBR and diffuse peripancreatic soft tissue seen in these mentioned sites. There was significant loss in body weight. Kindly guide us to get better health facilities.

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Dr. Nimrat Kaur

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MBBS and Masters of Public Health 07 August 2018 at 09:17

Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve—it gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. Chronic pancreatitis eventually impairs a patient’s ability to digest food and make pancreatic hormones. 
There are several factors that have been identified to cause Chronic Pancreatitis like auto-immune conditions, genetic mutations due to fibrosis of the cystic duct of the pancreas, blocked the common bile duct, familial conditions and in some, chronic alcoholism. 

Symptoms:
Most individuals with chronic pancreatitis experience upper abdominal pain, although some have no pain at all. The pain may spread to the back, become worse with eating or drinking and become constant and disabling. In some cases, the abdominal pain goes away as the condition worsens, but this is fairly uncommon. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, oily/fatty stools or pale colored stool.

Treatment includes managing pain and surgery followed by antioxidant therapy. I would suggest you see a Gastroenterologist at the earliest for a quick relief for your mother.