This pathological condition occurs due to inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis sets off with the activation of pancreatic enzymes. It is broadly classified into two types: acute (sudden onset but lasts for short duration), and chronic pancreatitis (inflammation for a prolonged period). Gall stones, alcohol abuse, smoking, cystic fibrosis, genetic disorder, high triglyceride and certain medicines trigger this condition. The common symptoms of pancreatitis are: abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, stinky stool, weight loss, etc. Pancreatitis can cause damage to the heart, the lungs and the kidney. Immediate treatment is suggested by physicians to control the situation.