2nd Acute Pancreatitis attack
My son, 35, was in the hospital last year for about a week and a half with Acute Pancreatitis. He has had some abdominal pain and nausea in the last year, but nothing that they really thought was pancreatitis.
Last week he had to go to hospital again and they are saying it's Acute Pancreatitis. I think they think it's caused by Triglycerides(very high) (I have hgih Triglycerides as well - but I'm managed on medicine). I know that in the past he has been a moderate, maybe above average drinker. But in the last year, he drank no alchohol for six months and then was told he could drink moderately. He does not drink more than two glasses of wine a day at this point, but it seems that was not good advice.
So far, all seems as good as one can expect. They have done CT, Ultrasound, MRI and have just found inflamed pancreas.
He has recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease and high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high heart rate (168), very low immune levels, high inflammation on labs, etc. Kind of a mess.
Of course, I'm very concerned. How do you distinguish a second acute attack from chronic pancreatitis?
They say they are going to try more things to lower triglycerides, but beyond his medicine he is on, not sure what they can do.