Complications of Chronic Pancreatitis
Learn About the Complications and Related Conditions of Chronic Pancreatitis
People with chronic pancreatitis and recurrent acute pancreatitis may face other health issues because of their condition. It’s important to be prepared. Learn effective strategies for preventing and managing these complications by exploring the resources below.
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
EPI is a condition where the pancreas does not make enough digestive enzymes, causing issues in absorbing nutrients from food. This can lead to malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, and more.
Type 3c Diabetes (Pancreatogenic Diabetes)
Type 3c diabetes is a type of diabetes associated with chronic pancreatitis and other conditions. It is caused by damage to the pancreas, which makes it hard for your body to regulate blood sugar levels.
Chronic pancreatitis impacts digestion, making it tough for the body to absorb nutrients from food. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies, meaning the body doesn’t have enough essential nutrients to function properly.
Bone health is important and often overlooked in people living with pancreatitis. Those with recurrent acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis face challenges that can lead to significant bone loss.
Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when malignant tumors form in the pancreas. Those with chronic pancreatitis have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and certain pancreatitis patients may be more at risk than others.
Explore our latest blog posts related to complications of pancreatitis.
My First Pancreatitis Complications My first (diagnosed) pancreatitis complications occurred in 1998 after I had eaten lunch. It was a shooting pain that rendered me
Having chronic pancreatitis increases the risk of pancreatic cancer. According to Dr. Randall Brand, Gastroenterologist and head of the early pancreatic cancer detection program at
Watch & Learn
Learn more about the complications of pancreatitis by checking out our recent videos and webinars.
In this Mission: Cure video, Dr. Kristen Roberts from The Ohio State University answers your frequently asked questions about vitamin deficiencies and pancreatitis. https://youtu.be/6-ocrqVYeqY Get
In this Mission: Cure patient education video, Dr. Sinead Duggan from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland explains vitamin deficiencies in pancreatitis: the importance of vitamins and
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