Ana Winocur, former TV Azteca presenter passed away earlier this week at the young age of 45. The Mexican journalist is rumored to have died from pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.
“Today is a sad day because our ex-coworker Ana Winocur passed away, we worked together for many years, and she was a person that was loved by all of us, a woman that was very disciplined, hard-working, a great human being, she left so young, Anita, we will always remember you, rest in peace, a big hug to your family,” said Lili Téllez.
What is pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the pancreas. According to Healthline, gallstones are the most common cause of acute pancreatitis. The pancreas and gallbladder share a bile duct, through which bile and other digestive enzymes pass during digestion. Gallstones can cause inflammation in both the bile duct and the pancreas. Over time scar tissue can develop from long-term inflammation causing you to have trouble digesting fats. Symptoms include:
- pain that wraps around the upper body and involves the back in a band-like pattern
- nausea or vomiting
- abdominal tenderness
- unintentional weight loss
- bloating with a distended (swollen) stomach
Determining the underlying cause of any of these symptoms can only be resolved at the doctor’s office.