Yes. Hyperlipidemia can cause pancreatitis. The reason is unknown. Alcohol and gallstones are the most frequent causes of pancreatitis.
Perhaps. Hypertriglyceridemia can frequently lead to acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis, especially if recurrent, can lead to chronic pancreatitis. Other factors associated with chronic pancreatitis include alcohol use and smoking.
Yes. High blood levels of lipids are one of the more common causes of acute pancreatitis which can lead to chronic pancreatitis.