The effect of micronutrients on chronic pancreatitis
Addy Ruth Nichols, Abigail Lynn Sibley
Chronic pancreatitis develops insidiously over many years and is defined as recurrent attacks of epigastric pain of long duration as a result of inflammation of the pancreas. The common etiologies are chronic alcohol consumption, hypertriglyceridemia, biliary tract disease, genetic conditions, gallstones, trauma, or certain drugs or viral infections. Micronutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E often play a role in attenuating oxidative stress that may contribute to chronic pancreatitis. Additionally, patients with chronic pancreatitis tend to be deficient in vitamins A, D, E, and K, and therefore may require supplementation. Therefore, using a concept map technique, the purpose of this presentation is to explain the relationship between micronutrients and their role in the prevention and treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
Diana Cuy Castellanos
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Good Health and Well-Being
"The effect of micronutrients on chronic pancreatitis" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2349.