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Description of Chronic pancreatitis

IntroductionAccording to dictionary definition  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.

Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and usually goes away in a few days with treatment. It is often caused by gallstones. Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting.  

Chronic pancreatitis usually does not heal or improve. It may get worse over time and can lead to permanent damage of pancreas.    Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Common causes are:1. Heavy alcohol use2. Cystic fibrosis and other inherited disorders3. High levels of calcium or fats in the blood4. Some medicines5. Autoimmune conditions  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms include:1. Nausea2. Vomiting3. Weight loss4. Oily stools  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment may include:1. Hospitalization for intravenous (IV) fluids and medications2. Antibiotics3. Medicines to relieve pain4. Nutritional supportAfter that, you may need to start taking enzymes and eat a special diet. It is also important to not smoke or drink alcohol.  NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases



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