The symptoms of pancreatitis are quite easy to diagnose, and impossible to ignore. Upper abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, tenderness of the abdomen and an elevated pulse are the common symptoms. While pancreatitis can be painful, the majority of cases of acute pancreatitis will go away after a few days, and there is no permanent damage done. However, in the case of chronic pancreatitis, the symptoms can also include unexplained weight loss, oily stools, and even an inability to sit down without discomfort.
In cases of chronic pancreatitis, which can go on for months or years, seeing a medical professional is strongly recommended. If left untreated, pancreatitis can result in more serious complications, such as diabetes, kidney failure, infection of the pancreas, respiratory distress and an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. That being said, many cases of pancreatitis can be treated naturally, with some of the home remedies outlined in more detail below.