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20 signs your pancreas is functioning badly

Espresso Logo By Adam Bisby of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: This pear-shaped organ may be small—it weighs around 80 grams (three ounces)—but it is mighty when it comes to keeping us healthy. Located in the upper abdomen, the pancreas produces important digestive enzymes and secretes hormones that are vital for metabolizing sugar. No wonder so much can go wrong when your pancreas isn’t working the way it should.

This pear-shaped organ may be small—it weighs around 80 grams (3 ounces)—but it is mighty when it comes to keeping us healthy. Located in the upper abdomen, the pancreas produces important digestive enzymes and secretes hormones that are vital for metabolizing sugar. No wonder so much can go wrong when your pancreas isn’t working the way it should.

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