About 275,000 individuals are hospitalized with pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, every year. The pancreas is an essential organ, despite its relative obscurity in the public consciousness. The pancreas, which is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, and in front of the spine, plays a key role in transforming the food we consume into energy for our bodies’ cells. It does this by producing insulin and digestive juices.
Pancreatitis, which may have devastating effects, impairs this crucial function. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the warning symptoms of pancreatitis and have a plan of action ready in case you ever develop the condition. Medical Offices of Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Shilpa Mehra Dang, adds to the conversation. Read the article.