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what does atrophic pancreas mean and what causes this

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what does atrophic pancreas mean and what causes this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Mandy replied 6 years ago.


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Atrophic pancreas means that the pancrease either did not grow to a normal size or it is shrinking.


The two most common reasons are diabetes and obesity. Other possibilities can be cancer or hormone imbalance. The exact reason you are experiencing this is something you will need to discuss with your physician.


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