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What are the causes of pancreatitis?
Normally, digestive enzymes released by the pancreas are not activated to
break down fats and proteins until they reach the small intestine. However, when
these digestive enzymes are activated while still in the pancreas, inflammation
and local damage to the pancreas occurs leading to pancreatitis.
The causes of pancreatitis include:
High triglyceride levels
Abdominal injury or surgery
Exposure to certain chemicals
Family history of pancreatitis
Alcohol consumption and gallstones account for over 80% of all cases of
pancreatitis in the US.