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What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

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The symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are similar to those of acute pancreatitis.

You may feel constant pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to the back. In some people, the pain may be disabling.

Other symptoms include diarrhea and weight loss caused by poor absorption of food. This happens because the gland is not releasing enough enzymes to break down food.

You could get diabetes if the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are damaged.

SOURCES:

Emedicine. 

National Pancreas Foundation. 

American Gastroenterological Association: ''Contrary to Popular Belief, Not All Cases of Chronic Pancreatitis are Alcohol- Induced.''  

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: ''Pancreatitis.''

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Emedicine. 

National Pancreas Foundation. 

American Gastroenterological Association: ''Contrary to Popular Belief, Not All Cases of Chronic Pancreatitis are Alcohol- Induced.''  

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: ''Pancreatitis.''

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 12, 2019

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