Chronic Pancreatitis

Chron­ic pan­cre­ati­tis is inflam­ma­tion in your pan­creas that is reoc­cur­ring or that doesn’t improve over a peri­od of time. This dis­or­der can lead to per­ma­nent dam­age of the pan­creas, stones that trav­el to oth­er parts of your body. It can also make it hard­er for you to digest food and reg­u­late blood sug­ar lev­els. Some of the symp­toms include jaun­dice, pain in the upper abdomen, nau­sea, vom­it­ing, diar­rhea, exces­sive thirst, fatigue, and unex­plained weight loss. There are many dif­fer­ent caus­es of chron­ic pan­cre­ati­tis, but the most com­mon cause is long-term alco­hol abuse.