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Pancreatitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment


Recently, one of India’s top politicians, chief minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar was hospitalised for chronic Pancreatitis. Incidences of both the acute and chronic pancreatitis are on the rise due to food habits and lifestyle changes. 

What is pancreatitis?

When the digestive juices leak from pancreas, they irritate and cause swelling and pain, then the condition is called pancreatitis.

What causes pancreatitis?

Generally, gallstones cause pancreatitis. Alcohol abuse is another cause of it. Sometimes, an injury, an infection, autoimmune disease, or certain medicines could also cause pancreatitis.

In up to 15 per cent of people with acute pancreatitis, the cause is unknown.

In case of chronic pancreatitis, in 70 per cent of cases, it is caused by long-time alcohol use. Other causes include gallstones, hereditary disorders of the pancreas, cystic fibrosis, high triglycerides, and certain medicines. The causes of chronic pancreatitis is not known for about 20 per cent to 30 per cent of cases.

What are the symptoms of the disease?

Mild to severe pain in the stomach is the main symptom of pancreatitis. Pain may also spread to your back.

Flip through the ClipBook to know about the disease in depth. It also talks about diet and exercise limits to be followed once Pancreatitis sets in. 


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