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An Overview of Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is not a very “popular” organ, so to speak, since it is not as vital as compared to the other organs such as the heart, the liver, the lungs and the kidneys. Nevertheless, the pancreas which lies behind the stomach does carry important responsibilities in the digestive systems. Certain factors which contribute to acute pancreatitis thus cause one to feel pretty miserable. Let’s have a deeper understanding about this disease. Continue reading