How does a sick pancreas show? 8 symptoms that should worry you

A sick pancreas manifests itself in more ways than just excruciating abdominal pain. Additionally, there might be fatty diarrhea, fever, nausea, or skin itching. Diseases of the pancreas can be dangerous. Look for any additional indicators. 

It plays a number of crucial roles in the body. It can be located in the upper abdominal cavity. It is in charge of creating pancreatic juice, which contains the enzymes required for digestion. It facilitates the breakdown of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. The pancreas also makes the hormones insulin and glucagon, which help regulate the body’s glucose levels.

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Being a highly innervated organ, it hurts when it becomes ill. It is worthwhile to take care of it, not force it, and respond to the signals it gives because of all the significant functions it performs in our body.

What does a sick pancreas show?

The most prevalent pancreatic disorders include pancreatitis (acute or chronic), diabetes, cystic fibrosis, benign pancreatic tumors, and malignant pancreatic tumors. The symptoms of pancreatic disease are frequently vague, but they could signify the organ’s gradual degeneration. What causes cause for concern?

  • Fatty diarrhea
  • Fever 
  • Burning abdominal pain
  • Itching of the skin
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Feeling tired and irritable
  • You lose weight

If you notice some of the above-mentioned symptoms, do not hesitate and contact your doctor.

What harms the pancreas?

Alcohol, cigarettes, and fatty foods all harm the pancreas. Infections like the mumps, hepatitis, or salmonellosis, as well as some drugs (like diuretics and estrogens), trauma, or infections, can cause pancreas disease. 

Inflammation is frequently mentioned in relation to pancreatic diseases. It may be acute or persistent. Pancreatitis typically strikes after the age of 40 and more frequently strikes men than women. Addicts to alcohol, tobacco, and unhealthy eating—including overeating and consuming fatty foods—are the most at risk. The pancreas is also linked to cancer, including malignant pancreatic cancer with a poor prognosis as well as benign cancers like adenoma and cysts. Diabetes is a different pancreatic condition (it results from a malfunction of the pancreatic beta cells that secrete insulin).




4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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