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Introduction written by Lesleigh.

The Pancreas and Its Diseases.

 Pancreatitis is an inflamation of the Pancreas. The Pancreas sends enzymes to help digest food that the body takes in. Usually, the enzymes will not become active, until they are in the small intestine. However, when they become active inside the Pancreas,before reaching the small intestine, they actually start to digest the Pancreas itself!

There are two (2) different types of Pancreatitis. The first is Acute Pancreatitis, and the second is Hereditary, or Chronic Pancreatitis.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Acute Pancreatitis

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