5. Nausea After Eating
This happens mostly after a “fatty” meal. Pizza, burgers, red meat, and high-fat meals are all potential triggers. Imagine if you were to swallow a cup of cooking oil. You would feel like you want to puke, right? This is exactly like that! If the pancreas is not working right, then it is not producing enough fat-digesting enzymes.
So a large part of your food, especially the toxic, fatty versions, stays undigested. This can cause you to feel nauseous and even throw up after the meal. Experts advise that if this happens frequently enough, it could be a warning sign of acute pancreatitis. In this case, it is also likely to be accompanied by fever and an increased heart rate.
4. Unexplained Weight Loss
This is often a reason to celebrate. But be warned – if you are losing weight with no obvious effort (i.e., you are not dieting or following a fitness routine), then your pancreas may be causing the trouble. Your improper digestion (fueled by poor enzyme secretion) reduces your immunity, which in turns leads to poor nutrition.
Therefore, even when you are eating heartily, your body feels like it is starving. In odd cases, the weight loss can even be caused by gallbladder stones. Either way, this kind of no-effort weight loss is not a blessing, but a warning from the pancreas! If you let it slide, be prepared for worse symptoms to follow.
No surprise here – it is the pancreas that is responsible for releasing enough insulin into our blood so that sugar is completely digested. So if our pancreas is in trouble, our blood is in trouble too. And if this is so, can blood-related disorders such as diabetes – any form of it – be far behind? The answer is a clear “no.”
In most cases, it leads to diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes). But in rare cases, pancreas-triggered problems can even lead to type 1 diabetes. Here, you should know that you will have to combat this with a life sentence of insulin injections. Enough said!Related: 7 Most Common Symptoms of Diabetes