If you have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, do not hesitate to seek immediate medical help. This condition can be very dangerous and needs to be guided by professional medical help as soon as you noticed any symptoms listed below.
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Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas responsible for producing such vital hormones as insulin and glucagon. It also secretes pancreatic juice, which primarily assists digestion and helps to absorb useful nutrients in the small intestine. Pancreas is located right behind the stomach, which makes it difficult to access it during surgery or to examine it with usual imaging tests. Acute pancreatitis manifests itself primarily in the pancreas. In some cases this condition can be fatal. According to the National Pancreas Association 10% of all acute pancreatitis cases result in death. The most common cause of acute pancreatitis are gallstones. These gallstones create obstruction in the bile duct, which obstructs the flow of pancreatic juice to other organs such as small intestine. Long-term alcoholism and high calcium levels in the blood can also result in acute pancreatitis in some cases. Certain medicines, which did not digest in the blood circulation can cause acute pancreatitis. Previous pancreatic injury or surgery can also be a cause. Approximately 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with acute pancreatitis annually. On average, 20% of these people experience recurrent acute pancreatitis in the years to follow. The most dangerous complication of acute pancreatitis is pancreonecrosis, which is the beginning of pancreatic tissue death, when part of pancreas stops receiving appropriate amount of the blood supply. This is a medical emergency, which requires immediate surgical intervention.
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