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There is no specific treatment for acute pancreatitis but the condition usually resolves independently within seven days.
While a patient is recovering, they are carefully monitored for signs of any complications and provided with fluid and oxygen. If complications do occur, further additional treatment may be required and recovery may be significantly extended.
An outline of the usual treatment approaches taken to manage patients with this condition is given below:
In severe cases, patients can develop a dangerously low blood pressure due to fluid loss causing the blood volume to plummet. This is referred to as hypovolemic shock and the use of IV fluids can prevent this from occurring.