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The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the first part of the small intestine. It secretes digestive juices into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications.

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  1. Pancreatitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is ...
  2. Pancreatitis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Pancreatitis Introduction Pancreatitis is a rare disease that causes the pancreas to become inflamed. Though rare, about ... we eat 2. Regulate our blood sugar levels Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is a rare disease that causes the ...
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Hereditary pancreatitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hereditary pancreatitis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed October 2012 What is hereditary pancreatitis? Hereditary pancreatitis is a genetic condition characterized by ...
  4. Acute Pancreatitis in Children (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Acute Pancreatitis in Children Causes of Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis Many cases of acute pancreatitis occur in children who have ... not be identified. What are the symptoms of pancreatitis? Common symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. ...
  5. Pancreatitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... A-Z List of Topics and Titles : Pancreatitis Pancreatitis On this page: What is pancreatitis? What is ... Points to Remember For More Information What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas ...
  6. Chronic Pancreatitis in Children (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Chronic Pancreatitis in Children What symptoms would my child have? Frequent or chronic abdominal pain is the most common ... will develop diabetes in adolescence. Who gets chronic pancreatitis? Those at risk for chronic pancreatitis are children ...
  7. Acute Pancreatitis and Pregnancy (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Acute Pancreatitis and Pregnancy Timothy Gardner, MD Acute pancreatitis is defined as the sudden inflammation of the pancreas manifested ... of acute pancreatitis in pregnancy. Reasons for Acute Pancreatitis and Pregnancy While acute pancreatitis is responsible for ...
  8. ... many people once the treatment is stopped. Gallstone Pancreatitis Overview What is gallstone pancreatitis? Gallstone pancreatitis is ... Top Biliary Tract Disorders, Gallbladder Disorders, and Gallstone Pancreatitis - William B. Silverman, MD Biliary Tract Disorders, Gallbladder ...
  9. Hereditary Pancreatitis (National Pancreas Foundation) - PDF  
    ... eStore National Pancreas Foundation > Hereditary Pancreatitis test Hereditary Pancreatitis Hereditary Pancreatitis (HP) is a rare genetic condition ... HP patients avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. Hereditary Pancreatitis Patient Info Animated Pancreas Patient Pancreatic Cancer Chronic ...
  10. Complementary Pancreatitis Therapies (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Complementary Pancreatitis Therapies Alternative therapies are those that can be used along with medical treatment to help the patient ... Yoga Research has found that patients with chronic pancreatitis who practice yoga 3 times per week can ...
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