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The pancreas is an organ behind the stomach. It makes hormones and enzymes to help your body digest food.
But if these enzymes attack the pancreas, it can get inflamed. This is called pancreatitis. Most cases are caused by gallstones or by heavy alcohol use.
If you take care of yourself at home, it will help you get better. It will also help you avoid more problems with your pancreas.
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Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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