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The pancreas is a glandular organ located in the abdomen. This organ creates digestive juices that contain necessary enzymes that aid in the digestion process. These enzymes combine with bile — a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder — to help break down and digest food. The pancreas also releases insulin and glucagon — two hormones that help to manage blood sugar levels — into the bloodstream.
Pancreatitis happens when the pancreas becomes inflamed. Typically, the pancreases releases digestive enzymes that do not...