Work and functions of the pancreas
Pancreas is the largest in the human digestive system. This vital organ that regulates metabolic processes and stabilizes the homeostasis and participates in the work of other secretory glands. Cells of the pancreas produce enzymes necessary for digestive processes in the lumen of the small intestine. In addition, they are responsible for the production of glucagon, cholecystokinin and insulin.
Insulin lowers blood glucose, glucagon raises it, and cholecystokinin regulates the separation of bile and tones the bile duct.
Pancreatic enzymes are produced only after food enters the stomach, and continue to produce for another 10-14 hours after dinner. Thus proper functioning of the body is only possible when allocating the right amount of bile, which activates proteolytic enzymes and breaks down the lipid substances for their absorption in the body. The pancreas is the most vulnerable organ of the digestive system, because it tissues there is no enzyme that breaks down harmful substances.
Problems with the pancreas
The most common disease of the pancreas is pancreatitis – inflammation caused by alcohol consumption and poor diet. A negative impact on this delicate organ has smoked, very fatty or spicy foods that are high in protein, preservatives and flavorings. Pancreas also suffers from oily creams, bone broth, aspic, aspic, mustard, horseradish, radish, fast food and of course alcohol.
To cause an attack of pancreatitis may be a number of antipyretic, diuretics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, sulfa funds and hormonal contraceptives.
Symptoms of a pancreas problem are pain, worse in the left hypochondrium after eating and radiating to the right hypochondrium or back, and nausea, sour vomiting, diarrhea, and pain on palpation of the umbilical area. To avoid such conditions, you need to eat steamed vegetables, to eat unleavened bread's freshness and drinking enough alkaline mineral water, specifically designed for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.