Pancreatitis Essay by academic

An overview of the condition of pancreatitis, the inflammation of the pancreas.
# 46172 | 2,166 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Dec 16, 2003 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper looks at the function of the pancreas, as well as the causes, symptoms, and treatment of pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, which can be subdivided into two types: acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis.

The Pancreas
Symptoms of Pancreatitis
Causes of Pancreatitis
Effects of Pancreatitis
Diagnosis of Pancreatitis
Treatment of Pancreatitis
Works Cited

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"Chronic pancreatitis has symptoms similar to acute pancreatitis. These include abdominal pain radiating through the back. Like acute pancreatitis, the pain often becomes worse with coughing, movement, deep breathing, and eating. Because chronic pancreatitis is caused by digestive enzymes attacking and destroying the pancreas, it almost always becomes worse after eating or drinking. In some cases, the pain associated with chronic pancreatitis is reduced as the condition progresses, with this occurring because the condition has destroyed pancreatic tissue, meaning that less digestive enzymes are produced. The reduced production of digestive enzyme also results in individuals with chronic pancreatitis losing weight, despite having normal appetite and normal eating habits."

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