What is Atrophic Pancreas?- Causes. Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment

Atrophic pancreas is a non-specific disease and is common in elderly patients. Atrophy is a partial or complete wasting of the part of the body. This is a reduction in the size of a cell, tissue or organ. Atrophy in general, is a physiological process of re-absorption and breakdown of tissues involving apoptosis. But if it occurs due to any pathology or as a result of disease, it is termed as pathological atrophy. In atrophy there may be a reduction in the number or in size of the cells or both. In this article we are going to discuss Atrophic pancreas and it Ayurvedic treatment


Atrophic pancreas is the irreversible degeneration of the pancreas. This disease is associated with chronic pancreatitis. This disease involves the inflammation of the pancreas and alcohol is the main cause for this disease. This condition is a long standing inflammation of the pancreas. This long standing inflammation alters the organ’s normal structure and functions. It is characterized by irreversible damage to the pancreas from reversible changes in acute pancreatitis. This disease can lead to permanent scarring and damage to the pancreas. Atrophy of pancreas arises when chronic pancreatitis is not treated in time and causes shrinkage of the pancreas.

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The most common cause of this disease is Alcohol consumption. Some more causes of this disease are:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Ischemia
  • Intraductal obstruction
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gallstones
  • Some infection
  • Injury to the pancreas
  • Hypercalcemia
  • High lipid profile

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

You may not have symptoms at first. But when the change can become quite advanced then you might suffer from following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in your abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Steatorrhea (oily, smelly stools)
  • Diabetes

Risk Factors

These risk factors can increase the risk of pancreatitis and those are

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family history


This disease is diagnosed by some tests and procedures. A Secretin stimulation test is considered the best test for diagnosing Pancreatitis. Some other tests for diagnosing Atrophic pancreas are

Blood tests include

  • Serum amylase
  • Serum lipase
  • Serum trypsinogen

Imaging test includes:

  • USG (Ultrasonography)
  • CT scan (Computed tomography)
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)

When pancreatitis is caused by genetic factors then following tests should be done

  • ESR
  • IgG4
  • ANA (antinuclear antibody test)

Treatment of of Chronic Pancreatitis

There are three treatment options for the management of chronic pancreatitis i.e. medicinal measures, therapeutic endoscopy and surgery. These procedures show some negative effects also. As these Allopathic medications have adverse effects on the body mainly on the liver and kidney. So why not to choose ayurveda? Despite knowing the fact that these ayurvedic medications are totally herbal and safely prepared under ancient tested formulas by following classical text. Now Let just discuss some of the formulations manufactured by one of the leading firm in the field of Ayurveda i.e. Planet Ayurveda.

Herbal Remedies for Atrophic Pancreas

Planet Ayurveda offers wonderful herbal products for this disease. This is a leading herbal manufacturing company. Planet Ayurveda company came into existence in 2002 and was founded by Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD Ayurveda) . Company products are WHO-GMP, ISO 9001: 2015, HALAL, Kosher and HACCP certified. This company is also approved by US-FDA. As a result of this Planet Ayurveda has become India’s one of the most trusted and influencing names in the field of Ayurvedic and Herbal medicines.

So Planet Ayurveda provides following herbal products for this disease:

  1. Agnitundi Vati
  2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
  3. Chandraprabha Vati
  4. Mahashankh Vati
  5. Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Supplements of Atrophic PancreasHerbal Supplements for Atrophic pancreas

Products Description

1. Agnitundi Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. This is used in increasing the appetite and also in the treatment of abdominal pain. This formulation is prepared from the herbs such as Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cyminum cumini), kuchla (Strychnosnux vomica) etc. This Ayurvedic formulation improves digestion, intestinal movement and secretions. It is also used to relieve intestinal colic and all types of Abdominal colics.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals

2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

This is a patent herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. It improves liver function naturally. This formulation is made using the standardized extracts of potential herbs such as Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata),Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), katuki (Picrorhizakurroa) etc. It helps in clearing away the toxins. This herbal formulation is useful in improving digestion and also maintains the health of the pancreas.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice a day with plain water after meals

3. Chandraprabha Vati

It is an effective herbal formulation to increase vigour and vitality of the person. It is widely used in Ayurvedic practice for the treatment of diabetes, diseases of the urinary system etc. It is prepared from the herbs like Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), musta (Cyperus rotundus), Haridra  (Curcuma longa), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Chavya (Piper chaba) etc. These herbs provide a soothing effect in the body. It is also helpful in maintaining the health of the digestive system.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals

4. Mahashankh Vati

It is a natural solution for all digestive problems. It is a classical Ayurvedic medicine used for centuries. It has a richness of digestive herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), yavakshar (Natural potassium carbonate) etc. It is a useful herbal remedy for indigestion, hyperacidity, loss of appetite, abdominal pain etc. This herbal supplement is effective as a CNS stimulant.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day with plain water after meals

5. Curcumin Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation and is nature’s answer to pain, inflammation and pain. It is prepared from the standardized extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa). It improves the digestive power. It purifies the blood and is antiseptic in nature as Pancreatitis is mainly caused by infections. It has an anti-inflammatory action and is helpful in pancreatitis. These capsules are effective supplements to treat various cancers and tumors.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals

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In the end we can say that the above provided information is right and true. This disease can lead to life-threatening complications if not treated in time. So these herbal products of Planet Ayurveda will help you to fight against this disease. All the remedies are natural and safe to use because they are free from chemicals and additives. These products do not cause any further complications. Ayurveda will help you strengthen the body physically as well as mentally.