📩 20/03/2023 13:49
Pancreas Academy was organized by Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital Advanced Endoscopy Center on the diseases of the pancreas, which is one of the vital organs in the body, and current treatment methods. prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erzin made statements about pancreatic diseases and treatment methods.
prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erzin stated that the pancreas is located in the body as an organ with a length of 12 centimeters and a weight of 120 grams, with very important functions. prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erzin said, “The pancreas plays an important role in the secretion of many hormones such as insulin. Diabetes can occur in the absence or deficiency of the hormone insulin. Inflammation of the pancreas, located behind the stomach, is called pancreatitis. Pancreatic cancer is defined as one of the fastest growing tumors. he said.
Stating that pancreatic inflammation is mostly seen in Europe, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erzin said, “Pancreatitis, ie pancreatic inflammation, does not have a certain age. It can occur at any age. The most important causes of pancreatitis in Turkey are stones or sludge in the gallbladder falling into the main bile duct and causing obstruction in the mouth of the pancreas. In Europe, the most important cause of pancreatitis is alcohol use.” he said.
Stating that severe back or shoulder pain can be a symptom of pancreatitis, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erzin said, “Problems such as severe pains that can hit the back and shoulders from the abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever can be symptoms of pancreatitis. If elevated pancreatic enzymes are detected in the blood, the diagnosis of pancreatitis is made by supporting the preliminary diagnosis with imaging methods, namely Ultrasound, Tomography and MR. said.
Stating that during the pancreatitis treatment, oral food intake was stopped and intravenous nutrition was started. Dr. Erzin said that the fluid and urine output are followed closely together with the inflammatory markers in the blood.
"Pancreatic tumors are among the tumors whose frequency has increased recently," said Prof. Dr. Erzin said, “If pancreatic tumor is not diagnosed early, the disease may occur in advanced stages and treatment may be delayed. Pancreatic tumors should be suspected and specialists should be consulted, especially in the presence of ambiguous upper abdominal pain that occurs after the age of 50. used the phrases.
Mentioning that alcohol and cigarette use can cause pancreatic cancer, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Erzin continued as follows:
“The risk of pancreatic cancer is much higher in the normal population in those who use alcohol and cigarettes. In order to avoid pancreatic cancer, it is necessary to pay attention to a healthy diet. It is important not to eat excessively fatty foods, not to consume too much animal fat, and to avoid refined carbohydrates, that is, sugary foods. These foods that tire the pancreas can lead to pancreatic cancer in the future. Maintaining a normal weight also prevents the occurrence of diseases such as sugar, cholesterol and hypertension. Drinking plenty of fluids, exercising regularly and eating right are the simplest and most effective ways to protect the pancreas.