What does the Pancreas do for you? by Dr. Harold Gunatillake   Pancreas is an organ which supports your digestive and endocrine systems. It manufactures enzymes that helps digestion of the major nutrients, includes Carbs, Fats, and Proteins. It makes insulin and glucagon which ensures the right amount of blood glucose Pancreas is elongated tapered organ the shape of a banana, located at the back of the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. On the right side is the head and the first part of the small gut the duodenum extending from the stomach, encircles the head of the pancreas. The pancreas in addition to its head has a body and tail segments. The bile duct which conveys bile for digestion of dietetic fat including cholesterol, runs through the head of the pancreas to open into the second part of the duodenum.The main pancreatic duct also joins the common bile ...

Read More →