The pancreas is an essential gland in your body. It is involved in the production of essential juices and enzymes. These enzymes and juices then mix with food and digest protein, fat and carbohydrates, causing them to be more easily absorbed by the intestines. It not only assists the body by producing necessary juices and enzymes but also administers the production of insulin. In the breaking down of both food and hormones, it helps regulate blood sugar levels and in the regulating of insulin, it maintains the proper function of the body. However, when the pancreas begins to fail, it can lead to several diseases.
There are some general symptoms linked with the deterioration and potential failure of the pancreas. Although many are evident, in some diseases such as pancreatitis, no symptoms may be present. It is extremely vital to report any symptoms you may be experiencing to your Newport Beach gastroenterologist in order to correctly diagnose you.
When left untreated, pancreatic diseases may lead to a numerous amount of other complications. Some patients may experience severe kidney damage, diabetes, and malnutrition. Do not let any possible pancreas disease worsen with time. In helping thousands of patients over the course of more than 15 years, Dr. Quist has gained a plethora amount of information about pancreatic diseases.
Let this Newport Beach gastroenterologist treat any pancreatic disease you may be dealing with. Call (949) 565-4189 today for more information!