Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not get any permanent cure and gets worse over time which leads to permanent damage of pancreases. Chronic pancreatitis eventually impairs a patient’s ability to digest food and make pancreatic hormones. Chronic pancreatitis often develops in patients between the ages of 30 and 40, and is more common in men than women. It is suggested that one should not ignore the repeated episodes of severe pains in your abdomen.