Nutrition Pancreatic And Billiary Disorders

Tillman Medical Group

Gastroenterologists & Internal Medicine located in Vidalia, LA

Nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorders can harm your organs and affect your general health. C. R. Tillman, MD, and Kellen Jex, MD, at Tillman Medical Group in Vidalia, Louisiana, are highly sought-after gastroenterologists for their expert care of patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. If you’re noticing any abnormal signs that are causing concern, contact the team today by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Nutrition Pancreatic and Biliary Disorders Q & A

What are nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorders?

Your pancreas is important to the digestion of your food and controlling your metabolism, while your biliary tract is what stores and delivers bile. They are both necessary to help you digest food. When they no longer function properly, you can develop nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorders.

If you experience signs of a digestive tract disorder, you should see your doctor at Tillman Medical Group as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. They base their treatment plans on years of research, expertise, and experience.

Should I avoid certain foods if I have a nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorder?

If you have nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorder, avoiding foods like the following can ward off symptoms:

  • Sugary beverages
  • Desserts
  • Red meat
  • Trans fats
  • Full-fat dairy products
  • Mayonnaise
  • Butter
  • Fried foods
  • French fries

Unfortunately, foods like hamburgers and potato chips can trigger symptoms and turn into worse conditions. Be careful not to overtax your digestive system. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.

Talk to your doctor about your lifestyle and the foods you like to eat and drink. He can give you guidance on a proper diet that can keep you feeling healthy and staying well.

What are the symptoms of nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorders?

Symptoms of nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorders include:

  • Dark urine
  • Swelling in your stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Burping
  • Itchy skin
  • Yellowing of the whites of your eyes
  • Pale-colored stool
  • Bloody stool
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

When you meet with the team at Tillman Medical Group, they carefully evaluate your symptoms. Once you’re diagnosed, the team approaches your care with the highest level of expertise.

How are nutrition, pancreatic, and biliary disorders diagnosed?

Your initial visit begins with your doctor talking with you about your family’s medical history, your personal medical history, and asking about your symptoms.

To diagnose your condition, Tillman Medical Group uses the most advanced diagnostic tools to evaluate your condition. These include:

  • Blood tests
  • Stool tests
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound (sonogram)
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

Your doctor has the expertise to find the root cause of your disorder and treat it with a minimally invasive, conservative approach.

To schedule a consultation with your doctor at Tillman Medical Group, reach out to the office today by calling or booking your appointment online.