Running head: CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENTChronic Disease ManagementStudents NameProfessors NameCourseDate1CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT2Chronic Disease ManagementAcute PancreatitisDuring my daily rotations at the clinic, I encountered a 37-year-old woman who wassuffering from acute epigastric pain. She first felt the pain on her back as she was doing her laundrywork and the pain had lasted for 14 days. Besides the pain, she was also vomiting on severaloccasions daily for the last 7 days to the time she came to the clinic. She looked tired and in severepain, and her BIM reading was 22kgs/m2. Her pulse rate measurement was 88/min and bloodpressure measurement was 20/72. When I referred her for diagnosis, tests revealed that she wassuffering from acute pancreatitis.Since the patient acted very late, her case can develop into a chronic pancreatitismanagement. As noted by Newson (2017), acute pancreatitis should be attended to before twoweeks, from the time the first symptoms are seen, otherwise, it will most likely develop intochronic pancreatitis. When the condition later develops into chronic pancreatitis, the patient willexperience prolonged abdominal p ...
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