This can cause some of the tissue of the pancreas to die (necrosis), and when this happens, the pancreas can become infected, which can spread into the blood (sepsis) and cause organ failure, warns the health body.
It adds: “This is a very serious complication that needs treating, and it can be fatal.”
How is the condition treated?
As in Gillian’s case, if you have acute pancreatitis, you’re likely to need treatment in hospital.
“Your treatment will depend on how severe your pancreatitis is and what’s causing it,” explains Bupa.
The main aim of treatment for acute pancreatitis is to prevent or reduce the chance of complications and serious illness from developing, says the health body.
Published at Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:56:00 +0000