I know a LITTLE about it... the most common cause of pancreatitis doesn't start with the pancreas but with the gallbladder. They share a common duct, and when gallstones form, that duct can be obstructed--and depending on where the obstruction is, it can cause a back-up in the digestive enzymes created by the pancreas so instead of going where they need to to help break down our food, they damage the pancreas itself...
I know this because I had gallbladder issues, had to have mine removed four years ago, so I did a lot of research before the surgery... I had THOUSANDS of itty bitty gallstones, like sandy sludge they told me. They weren't big enough to block the ducts, but there were so many they couldn't pass through fast enough... it was becoming a real problem I was lucky the stones were small so my pancreas didn't get involved yet... it was STILL no fun.
If that's the cause with you, my guess is they'll continue to monitor you for possible problems... and if you're lucky it will be a one time thing. A diet low in saturated fats and rich in fruits and veggies can help prevent recurrences, so SP can be a huge help...
Seems like you're doing pretty well so far!...
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