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The many possible causes of pancreatitis

Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 9:29 am    

Pancreatitis, or the inflammation of the pancreas, happens when the pancreatic juices are activated before being released by the organ to aid in digestion. Individuals with an inflamed pancreas are at risk of different health complications, such as poor digestion, abnormal sugar levels, infection, and kidney problems.

There are many different factors that can influence the development of pancreatitis, including:

  • Surgery
  • Cigarette smoking, excessive drinking
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Infection
  • Gallstones

In some cases, atypical antipsychotic drugs, such as Risperdal, can cause the thyroid gland to become overactive. This may eventually increase the level of calcium in the bloodstream, which may in turn heighten the risk of pancreatitis. If you or someone close to you has suffered from the medical complications brought about by Rispedal, a lawyer at Williams Hart may help you file a case against the manufacturers involved. Call us at (888) 220-0640 to learn more today.

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