Pancreas Divisum

August 20, 2017

What is Pancreas Divisum Pancreas division is a common congenital anomaly that is present during birth occurring within the pancreatic duct(s). The pancreas is a deep seated organ located behind the stomach. One of its functions is to create enzymes that are critical for the digestion of food in the intestine. The digestive enzymes, in the form of a digestive fluid, drain from the pancreas via the pancreatic duct into…

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What is Pancreatitis?

July 15, 2016

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ that generates several enzymes to assist the digestion of food. Such as the hormone insulin, which controls the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach. When the pancreas is inflamed, the body is not able to absorb the nutrients in needs. Pancreatitis may be either acute (which…

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What are Gall Bladder (Gallstones) Symptoms

January 8, 2016

The Gallbladder is a small sac found under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps the body digest fats. The bile is then moved through tubes called cystic ducts or common bile ducts to the small intestines Gallstones is a digestive disorder caused by cholesterol, among other things found in bile. The size ranges from being smaller than a grain of sand to large as…

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