Chronic Pancreatitis is a medical disorder which involves the abnormal and sudden swelling of the pancreas organ region, which is harmful to the overall human body. Pancreas is an organ of the digestive system, and is located just behind the stomach. Its main function is to secrete certain enzymes which help to boost up the routine digestion process. The ultimate result of chronic pancreatitis is that the body faces digestive problems and infections. As the name suggests, the disease is chronic in nature and it is long-lasting and repetitive as well as difficult to cure and prevent. The most common causal factors include: heavy alcohol usage, genetic mutations, autoimmune conditions (immunity system attacking itself) and genetic medical history of the disease.
HOW IS CHRONIC PANCREATITIS DIAGNOSED?
Excessive consumption of alcohol is the only preventable cause of pancreatitis. Patients with chronic pancreatitis must stop drinking alcohol immediately.