Can a person live without a pancreas?

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asked Feb 25, 2022 in Other- Health by CharlesDuval (1,130 points)
Can a person live without a pancreas?

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answered Feb 26, 2022 by Amos321 (5,590 points)
A person can live without a pancreas although without the pancreas the person would need to make a few adjustments to your life, though.

Your pancreas makes substances that control your blood sugar and help your body digest foods.

After surgery, you'll have to take medicines to handle these functions.

Your pancreas is an organ that is located in your abdomen.

The human pancreas plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells.

The pancreas has two main functions: an exocrine function that helps in digestion and an endocrine function that regulates blood sugar.

In the United States, the most common cause of acute pancreatitis is gallstones.

Other causes include chronic alcohol consumption, hereditary conditions, trauma, medications, infections, electrolyte abnormalities, high lipid levels, hormonal abnormalities, or other unknown causes.

Signs of pancreas problems include.

Upper abdominal pain.
Abdominal pain that radiates to your back.
Tenderness when touching the abdomen.
Fever.
Rapid pulse.
Nausea.
Vomiting.

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