What is pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes swollen and inflamed causing it to not work properly. The enzymes which the pancreas normally produces to help digestion in the small intestine can attack the pancreas itself.
Different types of pancreatitis include:
- acute pancreatitis
- alcohol-related pancreatitis
- chronic pancreatitis
- gallstone pancreatitis
- hereditary pancreatitis
MUSC is a recognized National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) center.