PANCREATITIS: Acute pancreatitis has been reported in patients with either elevated or normal serum triglyceride levels. In rare instances, fatal hemorrhagic pancreatitis has been reported.
The pancreas is a gland that produces digestive enzymes used by the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and the hormone insulin. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Several types of pancreatitis exist including acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. The symptoms associated with pancreatitis are severe and should be treated immediately. If left untreated pancreatitis can cause cysts, abscesses or possibly death.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis may include:
In addition, patients suffering from pancreatitis may develop diabetes. Shock is another possibly fatal complication from pancreatitis.
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