Pancreatitis: Symptoms, Causes, And Potential Complications
November 17, 2017
What is pancreatitis?
Pancreas is a large gland that sits behind the stomach. Its main function is the production of enzymes that aid digestion and hormones (insulin and glucagon) that regulate blood sugar. Inflammation of the pancreas is called pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 210,000 people in the U.S. are admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis annually.