What is Pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces digestive enzymes and hormones such as insulin. Pancreatitis can be acute, with sudden onset and usually resolves with treatment, or chronic, with persistent inflammation and damage to the pancreas. Causes of pancreatitis include alcohol consumption, gallstones, and certain medications.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
Pancreatitis is a serious condition that requires medical attention to prevent complications such as infection or organ failure. Symptoms of pancreatitis include severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Treatment for pancreatitis may involve hospitalization, pain management, and dietary modifications.
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