Pancreatitis
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Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digestion and hormones that help regulate the way your body processes sugar (glucose).

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis may vary, depending on which type you experience.

Acute pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:

Chronic pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea)

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with our doctor if you have acute onset or persistent abdominal pain. Seek immediate medical help if your abdominal pain is so severe that you can’t sit still or find a position that makes you more comfortable.

Conditions that can lead to acute pancreatitis include:

  • Gallstones
  • Alcoholism
  • Certain medications
  • High triglyceride levels in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia)
  • High calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia), which may be caused by an overactive parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Infection
  • Injury to the abdomen
  • Obesity
  • Trauma

Consult Dr. Mayank Agarwal For Pancreatitis Disease

Call: 9085612000

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