Pancreatic diseases are uncommon, but they can be serious. Symptoms tend to appear when the disease is already at an advanced stage. Professor Pascal Crenn, hepato-gastroenterologist and nutritionist, lists the symptoms that should raise alarm.

Fatty diarrhea

The pancreas is a deep organ located in the abdomen. One of its main functions is called exocrine, that is to say, that it plays a role in “the digestion of food, through the secretion of various digestive enzymes”, and will then be translated in particular by fatty diarrhea, because of “a maldigestion and a malabsorption of food and in particular of fats (lipids)”.

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