Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation in your pancreas that is reoccurring or that doesn’t improve over a period of time. This disorder can lead to permanent damage of the pancreas, stones that travel to other parts of your body. It can also make it harder for you to digest food and regulate blood sugar levels. Some of the symptoms include jaundice, pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, fatigue, and unexplained weight loss. There are many different causes of chronic pancreatitis, but the most common cause is long-term alcohol abuse.