Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. With severe inflammation of the pancreas - acute pancreatitis - its cells are destroyed and enzymes enter the bloodstream. Acute pancreatitis is a painful and very dangerous disease. Its symptoms are almost impossible to endure "on the run": it is the strongest persistent pain in the stomach and in the left hypochondrium, which often irradiates to the back (the so-called girdle pain occurs). The development of chronic pancreatitis is characterized by nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, abnormal bowel pattern and sometimes vomiting. The chronic form of pathology differs from the acute form of remission and exacerbation. With the course of the disease, periods of exacerbation become more frequent, the development of intestinal disorders, disturbances in normal digestion, and weight loss are possible. Chronic pancreatitis often gives complications (gastric bleeding, cancer, cysts and abscesses, liver damage, diabetes mellitus, enterocolitis). That is why the disease must be taken seriously and at the slightest suspicion of the development of inflammation, consult a doctor.