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What is pancreaitus?

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas assists digestion and regulates the way the body processes sugar. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Full Answer

Is pancreatitis fatal?

When acute pancreatitis is mild, the death rate is about < 5%. However, in pancreatitis with severe damage and bleeding, or when the inflammation is not confined to the pancreas, the death rate can be as high as 10 to… Full Answer

What is Acute pancreases?

Acute pancreatitis is swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach. It releases digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000287.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreatitis Full Answer

Can you cure pancreastitis?

No, modern medicine has no method of curing pancreatitis, but there are some things we do to treat the condition. Pancreatitis is generally split into two categories; acute and chronic. The treatment varies based on what type you have. By… Full Answer