How Serious Is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, the organ responsible for helping you digest and absorb food. In some cases, pancreatitis can become a life-threatening situation. About 70 percent of attacks of pancreatitis are caused by alcoholism. In some cases, genetics, obesity or gallstones can cause pancreatic problems. There are several types of pancreatic inflammation. [&hellip

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