Gastroenterologist Shares Tips for Recognizing Pancreatitis

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In this article published by WTOP, Dr. Mitesh Patel, a gastroenterologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, emphasizes the importance of knowing the symptoms, causes, and risk factors of chronic pancreatitis. Common symptoms include upper belly pain, nausea, unintended weight loss, and dehydration, while significant causes include drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Dr. Patel also highlights the role of heredity, as well as the need to make appropriate lifestyle changes for living with this condition.

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