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. 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.
  4. 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, ...
  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. Bile Duct Diseases/Related Issues ... Bile Duct Diseases ... Gallstones/Specifics ... Gallstones ... Pancreatitis/Related Issues ... Pancreatitis ... Gallbladder Diseases/Start Here
  9. 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.
  10. Complementary Pancreatitis Therapies (National Pancreas Foundation)  
    Pancreatic Cancer/Treatments and Therapies ... Pancreatic Cancer ... Pancreatic Diseases/Treatments and Therapies ... Pancreatic Diseases ... National Pancreas Foundation
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