In order to deal properly with pancreatitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow pancreatitis to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind pancreatitis consists of three steps:
Have you suffered from Pancreatitis?
Possible responses:→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had it/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is prolonged alcohol abuse.