Loss of appetite
Patients with pancreatitis have several factors contributing to reducing their perceived sense of hunger. One of them is nausea and vomiting, which becomes even worse after eating and keeps patients away from large meals. Abdominal distention, bloating, and abdominal discomfort contributes to this problem, and pain aggravates after eating as well. Since there is a reduction in the normal movements of the intestines, gastric emptying is also reduced, and these patients often take a very short time to feel satiated and a very long time to feel hungry once again.