Before we dive into all the warning signs of pancreatitis, let’s first explain what it is. Healthline states that pancreatitis is a condition that develops due to “pathologic” inflammation of the pancreas.
Our pancreas is located just behind the stomach and its job is to release enzymes to help us digest our food and regulate how our body manages glucose. Pancreatitis can come and go on its own, but it can also be a chronic problem with lots of painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Here are 20 signs of pancreatitis!
It’s important to note that there are two different kinds of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis often comes on suddenly and clears up within a few days. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) says 210,000 American adults develop acute pancreatitis each year and that gallstones are typically the most common cause.