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YOGA FOR CHRONIC PANCREATITIS
20 Aug

YOGA FOR CHRONIC PANCREATITIS

What is Chronic Pancreatitis?


Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammation or swelling of your pancreas that doesn’t improve over time.

The pancreas is an organ located behind your stomach. It makes enzymes, which are specialized proteins that help digest your food. It also produces hormones that control the level of sugar in your bloodstream.

Pancreatitis occurs when your pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatitis considered acute when the inflammation comes on suddenly and only lasts for a short period. It’s deemed to be chronic when it keeps coming back or when the swelling doesn’t heal for months or years.

Chronic pancreatitis can lead to permanent scarring and damage. Calcium stones and cysts may develop in your pancreas, which can block the duct, or tube, which carries digestive enzymes and juices to your stomach. The blockage may lower the levels of pancreatic enzymes and hormones, which will make it harder for your body to digest food and regulate your blood sugar. It can cause serious health problems, including malnutrition and diabetes.

Changes in your pancreas are the signs of chronic pancreatitis. Various symptoms occur, they may include pain in your upper abdomen, diarrhea, fatty stools, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss and excessive thirst and fatigue.

Current Scenario:-


Chronic pancreatitis is a swelling in the pancreas that does not heal permanently, but it gets worse over time.

It eventually impairs a patient’s ability to digest food and make pancreatic hormones. 

Industrialized countries have estimated an annual incidence rate of 5-12/100,000 people who will develop chronic pancreatitis.

The prevalence of chronic pancreatitis is 50/100,000 people. 

Chronic pancreatitis often develops in patients between the ages of 30 and 40 and is more common in men than women.

Source:- https://pancreasfoundation.org/

 Yoga Asanas for Chronic Pancreatitis:-

1. Gomukhasana:-


Gomukhasana activates the bladder, improves kidney functioning and also control diabetes.


2. Halasana:-


Halasana is another excellent yoga asana that helps in reducing fatigue and stress. 

Also, it improves digestion and manages appetite. 


3. Ardha Matsyendrasana:-


Ardha Matsyendrasana helps to make the spine more flexible.

It also stretches the muscles and relieves the back pain of the vertebrate. 

The asana also improves the blood circulation and stimulate the pancreas and helps to cure diabetes.



4. Mayurasana:-


Mayurasana is another great yoga posture in relieving pancreas related problems.

The pose helps in energizing stomach, kidneys, and intestines.

Mayurasana calms the mind and reduces anxiety and fight diabetes.



What food to eat? 

Beans 

Cucumber

Cherry Tomatoes

Spinach 

Whole Grains 



So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from chronic pancreatitis.


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