Inflammation of the pancreas can be caused by the pancreatic juices that somehow become unable to enter the intestine. This means that a blockage of some sort occurring in the pancreatic duct, which prevents the natural flow of pancreatic juices to the intestine, is the root cause of pancreatitis. Inflammation and scarring in the pancreatic tissues can result when the pancreatic juices begin to work on cells in the pancreas itself. Below are listed some main causes of this condition.
•Congenital malformations in pancreass
•Narrow bile duct
•High triglyceride levels
Sudden inflammation in the pancreass, often only lasting for a short time period, is the characteristics of acute pancreatitis. However, if the pancreass becomes permanently scarred and the patient cannot recover, this is a condition known as chronic pancreatitis. One main cause of chronic pancreatitis is alcoholism.