Nearly all of the pancreatic disorders are very complicated and many pancreatic problems start and depend from liver and bile duct.
Scientists know that all upper GI tract organs such as stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and duodenum work together as a very good team and failure in one organ causes the problems in whole system.
Manufacture and release the bile is one of the life important functions of the liver.
The liver cells secret bile into a net of ducts that meet to form the common bile duct which carries bile from the gallbladder and liver. This duct merges the pancreatic duct that carries the pancreatic juice with digestive enzymes from pancreas into the duodenum. What is very important that pressure into the pancreatic duct is usually higher than in bile duct, so bile can not reach pancreatic cells.
Mixed together secretion of bile and pancreatic juice goes trough the opening (a muscles valve called the Sphinster of Oddi) that controls secretions from the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder into the duodenum (beginning of small intestine). Normally, this valve – sphincter functions as a one-way valve to allow bile and pancreatic juice to enter the duodenum, while preventing the contents of the gut from backing up into these ducts.
Spasm or blockage of the Sphinster of Oddi may cause back up of the bile and pancreatic juice and increases the pressure inside the pancreatic duct. Trapped inside the pancreas digestive enzymes activated by bile and start to digest their own pancreatic cells causing inflammation, pain, cysts and finally death of pancreatic tissue.
Also gallbladder stones or sand, hepatitis, fatty liver, parasites, congestion, infection, infection and other problems of liver and gallbladder can cause the bile will be solid, thick and difficult to move. Thus, bile is getting acidic, aggressive and can corrode another tissue and cells. From another hand, wrong eating habits, body's acidity, over weight, obesity, hormonal changing, and lack of exercises etc., can also cause manufacture the gallbladder stones. Sand or stones can make blockage of the Sphinster of Oddi, increasing the pressure and back up the pancreatic juices.
When the bile throws back to the pancreatic duct it causes blockage of the duct, that drains digestive enzymes from the pancreas, leading to inflammation of pancreas – pancreatitis.
The main reason to make bile aggressive is also deficiency of minerals, microelements and bicarbonates, which cause the acidosis and changing of biochemistry of bile and pancreatic juice. On the other hand, our organism is bombarded every day by myriads of harmful chemicals from food, water, air and toxins from inside or outside of our body. One of the worst enemies for the liver is alcohol, that, it is not wonder, that alcohol abuse is number one factor leading to pancreatitis. Unfortunately, there are many parasites, especially one cell organisms, which also cause toxicity and inflammation of bile ducts.
Summarize, there are three important issues of liver and bile lying into the basis of development of pancreatic diseases:
o Deficiency of minerals, microelements and bicarbonates, which cause the acidosis and changing of biochemistry of bile and pancreatic juice.
o Difficulties with production and elimination of bile.
o Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (valve between pancreatic and bile ducts and duodenum).
All of them can promote to development symptoms and complications of the pancreatic diseases.Practically, even in advance of pancreatic diseases, positive changing of them can give the people with chronic pancreatic diseases the possibility to recovery.
Make sense here to look back on experience of European doctors which use drinking healing mineral water for treatment of chronic pancreatic diseases. This method of treatment has a hundreds of years of intensive medical research and clinical practice.
There are numerous healing mineral spas in the Europe, where people with chronic pancreatic diseases spend healthy vacation using drinking water mineral water, diet, massage, acupuncture and so on.
The European town of Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic now) has been a well-known international healing mineral spa since the 1700s. Local spring mineral water was called the "healing gift from the earth" or the "miracle mineral water."
Thousand people with poor functioning of the pancreas or chronic pancreatitis have been transported to the Karlovy Vary to drink spring healing mineral water for hundreds of years. They stayed there from weeks to several months depending on their conditions and money. Rich sick people who could not visit Karlovy Vary bought the mineral water from the source. In XVIII century water was transported by barrels and bottles all over the Europe.
In 1764 Czech doctors realized that mineral content of this water is a major its healing factor and Karlovy Vary started to produce the salt from the evaporated thermal spring water. That made it possible to distribute the genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt all over the world. Dissolving the salt in the warm water has been given the easy potential for home treatment. European doctors determined that the water manufactured from the genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt had identical healing properties as the water at the spring.
European doctors have been using healing mineral water from the Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt for pancreas, liver and gallbladder diseases for more than 250 years. Hundreds of clinical texts, books, articles and dissertations have been published describing the positive effects of the water on both animals and humans. Unfortunately most of them were published in Czech, German, Russian so there are mostly unknown by American medical establishment.
According to research of many European scientists and physicians the most important action of the water in chronic pancreatic diseases is to enhance production and flow of bile and pancreatic juice, open the Sphinster of Oddi and decrease pressure inside the pancreatic duct. Further, the Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water supplies the pancreas with the alkaline minerals and bicarbonates, the main ingredients of the pancreatic juice. Alkaline pH is essential for pancreatic juice because digestive enzymes work only in an alkaline environment.
Czech scientists found also that the water can promote secret and increase the activity of pancreatic enzymes in healthy volunteers, people with chronic pancreatitis, and patients after gallbladder removal. Drinking this water can promote secret of liquid, alkaline bile, cleanse the bile ducts from small gallbladder stones and sand and support the elimination of bile through the hepatic and common bile ducts, and gallbladder.
Successful treatment of chronic pancreatitis is generally difficult and without focusing on liver and bile problems almost impossible. Contrary, the improving biochemistry of bile, enhance the production and promote the elimination of bile are very beneficial for people with pancreatic disorders.
The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.