Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pan­cre­ati­tis is inflam­ma­tion of the pan­creas. This occurs sud­den­ly and will cause pain in the upper abdom­i­nal region through your back. You may also expe­ri­ence fever, nau­sea, vom­it­ing, jaun­dice, diar­rhea, and bloat­ing. Acute pan­cre­ati­tis has both direct and indi­rect caus­es such as immune sys­tem attacks, gall­blad­der stones, viral and bac­te­r­i­al infec­tions, and cer­tain med­ica­tions. Exces­sive use of alco­hol and tobac­co increas­es your risk for devel­op­ing acute pan­cre­ati­tis, but this dis­ease can affect any one at any time.