Pancreatitis

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. Hereditary pancreatitis is a genetic condition characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). The pancreas produces enzymes ...
  3. You were in the hospital because you have pancreatitis . This is a swelling (Inflammation) of the pancreas. ... remove the contents of your stomach. If your pancreatitis was caused by gallstones or a blocked duct, ...
  4. Pancreatitis is swelling of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis is present when this problem does not heal or improve, gets worse over time, and leads to permanent damage.
  5. Acute pancreatitis is sudden swelling and inflammation of the pancreas. ... its blood vessels. This problem is called acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis affects men more often than women. ...
  6. Acute Pancreatitis in Children (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Pancreatitis/Children ... Pancreatitis ... National Pancreas Foundation ... Many cases of acute pancreatitis occur in children who have a separate illness. Other common ...
  7. Acute Pancreatitis and Pregnancy (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Pancreatitis/Women ... Pancreatitis ... Health Problems in Pregnancy/Related Issues ... Health Problems in Pregnancy ... National Pancreas Foundation ... It is estimated that ...
  8. Gallstones/Specifics ... Gallstones ... Gallbladder Diseases/Start Here ... Gallbladder Diseases ... Bile Duct Diseases/Related Issues ... Bile Duct Diseases ... Pancreatitis/Related ...
  9. Pancreatitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Discusses causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of pancreatitis. Reviews treatment including eating, diet, and nutrition. Provides information on clinical trials.
  10. Hereditary Pancreatitis (National Pancreas Foundation) - PDF  
    Hereditary Pancreatitis (HP) is a rare genetic condition characterized by recurrent episodes of pancreatic attacks, which can progress to chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
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