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The Role and Anatomy of the Pancreas Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

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Animation - Acute Pancreatitis
This animation describes the causes, symptoms, and factors in the development of acute pancreatitis, as well as tools and tests used to diagnose the disease.

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Expert Video - What is acute pancreatitis and what are its causes and symptoms?
Physicians discuss the causes of acute pancreatitis, including the symptoms and why they are so severe. They also discuss the importance of getting checked if something feels wrong.
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Expert Video - How is acute pancreatitis diagnosed?
Physicians discuss how they diagnose acute pancreatitis, including the symptoms that allude to the ailment and the follow-up tests that confirm the diagnosis.
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Expert Video - What are some of the consequences of acute pancreatitis?
Physicians discuss some of the long-term consequences of repeat attacks and severe acute pancreatitis, including loss of function.
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Expert Video - What is the link between alcohol and acute pancreatitis?
Physicians discuss the role of alcohol in acute pancreatitis, including the amount of alcohol consumption that increases the risk, and whether certain people may be more inclined to develop alcohol-related acute pancreatitis.
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Patient Video - What were your symptoms of acute pancreatitis?
Patients with acute pancreatitis describe the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis. They also describe the sudden and intense pain that they experienced, and discuss when they realized that their symptoms were serious.
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Patient Video - How was your acute pancreatitis diagnosed?
Patients with acute pancreatitis discuss how their diagnoses were made, including the tests they had to undergo and what they experienced during those tests.
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Patient Video - How do you explain your acute pancreatitis to your family and friends?
Patients with acute pancreatitis talk about their experiences of telling friends and family about their disease. They discuss their struggle with being comfortable enough to discuss the details of their condition. By sharing their stories, they are becoming advocates for the disease.
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Patient Video - Were you symptom free after your first attack of acute pancreatitis?
Patients discuss their experiences following their acute pancreatitis attack.
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Slide Show - Acute Pancreatitis
This slide show describes the causes, symptoms, and factors in the development of acute pancreatitis, as well as tools and tests used to diagnose the disease.
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This educational activity has been developed by: The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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