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My brother has developed chronic pancreatitis. What is it exactly?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Scarring in panc

Chronic inflammation of pancres (digestive and endocrine organ), generally as a consequence of chronic alcohol use.
Can cause chronic pain (usually worse after eating); maldigestion of (primarily) fats, with foul smelling, greasy stool, weight loss; maldigestion of carbohydrates and protein; diabetes that may be poorly controllable. Can be treated with meds, occ surgery.

In brief: Scarring in panc

Chronic inflammation of pancres (digestive and endocrine organ), generally as a consequence of chronic alcohol use.
Can cause chronic pain (usually worse after eating); maldigestion of (primarily) fats, with foul smelling, greasy stool, weight loss; maldigestion of carbohydrates and protein; diabetes that may be poorly controllable. Can be treated with meds, occ surgery.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Chronic pancreatitis

Injury has affected the patient which now show some signs of scaring.
He should see a pancreas expert.

In brief: Chronic pancreatitis

Injury has affected the patient which now show some signs of scaring.
He should see a pancreas expert.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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