Pancreatitis

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What is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas is a long, flattened, pear-shaped organ located behind the stomach. It makes digestive enzymes and hormones including insulin. In pancreatitis, the digestive enzymes attack the tissue that produces them.


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What It Is
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Pancreatitis Causes
Causes
What causes Pancreatitis? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Pancreatitis Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Pancreatitis? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Pancreatitis Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Pancreatitis Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Pancreatitis symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Pancreatitis Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Pancreatitis
Screening
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Pancreatitis Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Pancreatitis Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Pancreatitis? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Pancreatitis Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Pancreatitis treatment options are available?
Pancreatitis Care
Care
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