Several factors can increase
your risk of pancreatitis, including:
small gallstone can move far enough into the bile duct to block the flow of
pancreatic enzymes into the small intestine.
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.