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Pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, can come in two forms: either acture or chronic. A history of eating high fat foods, a lack of exercise, and high triglycerides can all precipitate this serious condition, although these things may not be a factor at all in some cases.

It is crucial, as with any condition, that you seek and maintain ongoing medical treatment and monitoring to ensure you are remaining vigilant about what needs to be done for your optimal health. A doctor can help you determine which foods to eat and which to avoid, what type of exercises may be beneficial, and lifestyle changes or medications which may help reduce the pain of the inflammation.

The pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach, is actually the first part of the small intestine. It is a very important organ, helping to regulate glucose levels in the body.

It is so important to have medical treatment for this condition. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur.

In order to diagnose pancreatitis, the doctor may order one or more of the following tests:
*Abdominal ultrasound
*Computerized tomography (CT) scan
*Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
*Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)

For more details on this condition, please visit the following website:

Aimee Boyle lives and writes in CT. She is also a special education teacher and a regular contributor to EmpowHER.

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