Pancreatitis affects an upper abdominal organ called the pancreas. This organ produces digestive enzymes and hormones and is vital to your digestive process. Pancreatitis causes a sudden inflammation of the pancreas that typically subsides after a short period but if it becomes chronic it can be life-threatening.
This condition is usually caused by gallstones formed by excessive alcohol use. It can be painful and lead to the death of cells, damage insulin-producing cells, and potentially cause a life-threatening infection. Once Singaram Gastroenterology has diagnosed the severity of the Pancreatitis a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed to aid in recovery.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis can include:
- Pain that Encircles the Upper Body
- Abdominal Tenderness
- Distended Abdomen
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