Diseases affecting your pancreas like pancreatitis can cause abdominal pain, swelling, other serious abdominal issues, and even whole-body problems. At Illinois Gastroenterology Group in Elk Grove and Arlington Heights, Illinois, an experienced team of gastroenterology specialists is ready to help with pancreas diseases of all types. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
Pancreatitis is a disease-causing inflammation and other problems in your pancreas. The types of pancreatitis include:
All types of pancreatitis are serious and require treatment to prevent more serious health consequences.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a condition in which you don’t produce enough exocrine pancreatic enzymes. This interferes with digestion and can cause a range of gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain, greasy stools, and unintended weight loss. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency often develops in chronic pancreatitis sufferers.
Pancreatic cancer accounts for around 3% of all cancers today. Jaundice is often the only obvious symptom, and many patients have no symptoms in the early stages of pancreatic cancer.
If the cancer is found early, survival chances can be excellent with a pancreatic resection.
If you have abdominal symptoms that don’t go away quickly, schedule an appointment with your Illinois Gastroenterology Group doctor as soon as possible so you can be evaluated for pancreas disease.
The symptoms of pancreas disease can include:
The Illinois Gastroenterology Group physicians are specialists in pancreas disease and all other gastrointestinal conditions. Use the online booking tool or call for your appointment now.