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Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a medical emergency that requires immediate assistance. The upper abdomen pain, which radiates out like a belt, is often very severe and accompanied by further symptoms, such as vomiting or the risk of shock, requiring emergency admission to hospital. Gall stones are often the cause, which acutely close off the excretory duct to the pancreas.

However, with chronic pancreatitis, pain-free phases alternate with more or less severe discomfort after eating or drinking. Flatulence, a feeling of pressure in the upper abdomen, steatorrhoea and diarrhoea are typical symptoms, those affected often lose weight and diabetes develops. The main cause of chronic pancreatitis is alcohol abuse. Avoiding alcohol is thus an important pillar of the treatment; what’s more, the diet should be as low-fat and easy to digest as possible. The aim is to retain the functions of the pancreas, i.e. both insulin production as well as the formation of important digestive juices, for as long as possible.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for the pancreas


Reishi
This mushroom has a high density of vital substances, which are required to balance out deficiency symptoms. Reishi has been shown to have both pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. The mushroom also has a positive effect on the sugar metabolism.

Hericium
Thanks to its balancing effects on the digestive organs, Hericium has also been proven to strengthen the pancreas. It calms the mucous membranes and improves the metabolism.

Shiitake
This mushroom has particularly made a name for itself for lipometabolism disorders. A good lipometabolism is important to ease inflammatory processes in the pancreas tissue.

Agaricus blazei Murrill
ABM has a demonstrably regulating effect on the functions of the pancreas.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.