Patient Videos

Module: Understanding Pancreatitis

Patient Video - What did you know about the pancreas before and after your diagnosis?
Patients with diseases of the pancreas discuss what they know about the pancreas now and prior to being diagnosed with their condition.
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Patient Video - What support have you found helpful?
Patients talk about how they have gained support and their experiences in living with diseases of the pancreas. Proactive involvement, renewed outlooks, and positive reflections are some of the silver linings they share in this video.
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Patient Video - What were your symptoms of acute pancreatitis?
Patients with acute pancreatitis describe the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis. They also describe the sudden and intense pain that they experienced, and discuss when they realized that their symptoms were serious.
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Patient Video - How was your acute pancreatitis diagnosed?
Patients with acute pancreatitis discuss how their diagnoses were made, including the tests they had to undergo and what they experienced during those tests.
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Patient Video - How do you explain your acute pancreatitis to your family and friends?
Patients with acute pancreatitis talk about their experiences of telling friends and family about their disease. They discuss their struggle with being comfortable enough to discuss the details of their condition. By sharing their stories, they are becoming advocates for the disease.
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Patient Video - Were you symptom free after your first attack of acute pancreatitis?
Patients discuss their experiences following their acute pancreatitis attack.
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Patient Video - What were your symptoms of chronic pancreatitis? How was it diagnosed?
Patients with chronic pancreatitis discuss the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis. They also discuss the importance of getting checked if something feels wrong – some patients had symptoms that were initially dismissed.
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Patient Video - How do you explain your chronic pancreatitis to family and friends?
Patients with chronic pancreatitis talk about their experiences of telling friends and family about their disease. They discuss their struggle with being comfortable enough to discuss the details of their condition. By sharing their stories, they are becoming advocates for the disease.
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Patient Video - What were your symptoms of EPI? How was it diagnosed?
Patients with acute pancreatitis describe the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis of EPI.
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Patient Video - How is your EPI treated?
Patients discuss their personal experiences and treatment plans for EPI.
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Module: Management of Pancreatitis

Patient Video - How is your acute pancreatitis treated?
Patients discuss their personal experiences of being treated for acute pancreatitis. These experiences include a patient who required surgery to gain symptom relief, and a patient who managed symptoms by controlling intake of food and fluids until the pain subsided.
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Patient Video - What was the recovery process following your acute pancreatitis attack?
Patients discuss their recovery process following an attack of acute pancreatitis. The patients share how modifications to their diet and overall lifestyle were adopted in response.
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Patient Video - After an episode of acute pancreatitis, what changes did you make to your diet?
Patients discuss how their diet has changed following their recovery from an acute episode of pancreatitis - such as understanding the importance of avoiding high-fat foods.
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Patient Video - How is your chronic pancreatitis managed and treated?
Patients discuss their personal experiences and treatment plans for chronic pancreatitis. The patients discuss experiences related to their diet, lifestyle, pain medications, and surgeries.
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Patient Video - What role does medication play in your life?
Patients with chronic pancreatitis discuss pancreas enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), dietary supplements, and pain medication, including when they had to start these, and how they fit the pill schedule into their routines.
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Patient Video - How did your chronic pancreatitis progress? What lifestyle changes did you make?
Patients discuss their disease progression, as well as the lifestyle changes that need to be made following diagnosis.
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Patient Video - What nutritional changes did you make after your diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis?
Patients discuss the nutritional changes that need to be made following the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
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Module: Nutrition and PERT

Patient Video - EPI symptoms did you experience? How was your EPI diagnosed?
Patients with acute pancreatitis describe the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis of EPI.
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Patient Video - What is your experience with pancreatic enzymes?
Patients discuss their personal experiences and treatment plans for EPI.
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This educational activity has been developed by: The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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