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Pancreas

The pancreas is a vital organ that helps the body to digest food and control blood sugar levels. Read about the role of the pancreas and how to keep it healthy.

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Pancreatic cancer symptoms

Trusted information on pancreatic cancer symptoms and links to trusted resources. Learn more about signs of pancreatic cancer and when to see your doctor.

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Complications of coeliac disease

There are a number of medical conditions associated with coeliac disease. Find out more about complications of coeliac disease.

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Overview of autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks its own body. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of types such as Coeliac disease and lupus.

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What causes pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is caused when something going wrong and the enzymes start digesting the pancreas, rather than the food in the gut. Learn more about the condition here.

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Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Blood tests will diagnose it, and treatments are available.

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat in your blood and are usually measured along with cholesterol. Learn more about what they are and the impact of high triglyceride levels.

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Jaundice in adults

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It can affect newborns or adults, and treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.

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What causes pancreatic cancer?

Trusted information on the causes of pancreatic cancer, the risk factors that increase your chances of developing it, and what to do to minimise those risks.

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Pancreatic cancer

Most cases of pancreatic cancer occur in people over the age of 50. Find out why the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed is so important.

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