Several things can increase
your risk of pancreatitis, including:
Alcohol abuse. The amount needed to cause pancreatitis is not known. Alcohol
tolerance varies from one person to another. Moderate consumption is considered
no more than 2
alcoholic beverages a day for men and 1 a day for
women and older people.
Structural problems of the pancreas or the bile and
pancreatic ducts, especially a condition in which the pancreas is divided and
has two main ducts (pancreas divisum).
medicines, including estrogen therapy and some
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November 14, 2014
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