What do you know about pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a long, flat gland that lies horizontally behind your stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes for digestion and hormones that regulate the way your body processes sugar.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Breaking down acute and chronic pancreatitis

I'm in my late 50s and was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis. My symptoms came on suddenly. My wife is concerned my symptoms may develop again, and she wants me to have testing to determine the cause. What are the testing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Which people with chronic pancreatitis will develop diabetes?

A new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators describes risk factors that could make it more likely for people who have chronic pancreatitis, an ongoing inflammation of the pancreas, to develop diabetes. The findings are published ...


Acute pancreatitis and the rise of alcohol-related deaths

Excessive alcohol use is one of the two leading causes of acute pancreatitis, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says deaths from alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis increased by ...


Research unlocks the circuitry of diabetes

Research led by Pamela-Itkin-Ansari, Ph.D., and Randal Kaufman Ph.D., has mapped out a network of biochemical interactions that help special cells in the pancreas called islet cells create insulin, shedding light on the origins ...


Profiling pancreatitis

Simply put, pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Located behind the stomach in the upper abdomen, your pancreas produces digestive enzymes and hormones that regulate how your body produces sugar.

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