Pancreatitis is an infection or inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland that is located behind the stomach. The pancreas releases hormones, insulin, and other substances that assist with the process of digestion. There are three different forms of pancreatitis, acute, chronic, and pancreatic abscess.
- Abdominal pain
- Clammy skin
- Weight loss
- Pain medications
- Prevent indigestion
- Reduce stimulation of the pancreas
- Treat any underlying causative disorders