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Pancreatitis, chronic

Chronic pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes permanently damaged due to inflammation.
Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis
Repeated episodes of abdominal (tummy) pain are the most common symptom of chronic pancreatitis.
Causes of chronic pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis is often related to long-term alcohol consumption, although no cause is identified in up to 2 in every 10 cases.
Diagnosing chronic pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis can usually only be diagnosed by carrying out scans of the pancreas.
Treating chronic pancreatitis
There is no cure for chronic pancreatitis, but treatment can help control the condition and reduce any symptoms.
Complications of chronic pancreatitis
The damage to your pancreas due to chronic pancreatitis means that further problems are relatively common.
"No amount of fun is worth the pain of pancreatitis"
Stephanie Atts was diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was 24. She has given up drinking but the condition still causes her pain.