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Pancreatitis directory

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, which sits behind the stomach. The pancreas plays an important role in helping you digest food. Pancreatitis may be caused by gallstones, genetics, infections, injury, certain medications or heavy alcohol use. Symptoms include pain in the upper abdominal area, which may spread to the back and get worse after eating, and nausea and vomiting. Pancreatitis is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pancreatitis develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it and much more.

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Thumbnail: Just one measure of spirits increases risk of acute pancreatitis

A new study suggests that the constituents in spirits may contribute towards an increased risk of acute pancreatitis.

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    Thumbnail: Women's health 40-60 - Women: dying for a drink

    We get a lot of women in their 30s and 40s with severe liver disease. Most people will have been drinking heavily (more than 35 units a week) for at least six to 10 years before they end up in hospital with serious problems. A couple of large glasses of wine a day could take you up to 35 units by the end of the week.

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