Pancreatitis: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

Pancreas is the largest glands in the human body located in the upper part of small intestine. The pancreas produces enzymes that assist digestion and hormones that help regulate the way your body processes sugar (glucose).Pancreatitis is the inflammation of pancreas. Pancreatic damage occurs when the digestive enzymes are activated before they are secreted into the duodenum and begin attacking the pancreas. It may be acute (sudden and severe) and chronic (long lasting). Both forms of pancreatitis occur more often in men than women.