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3. Matthew Perry

More than 70 percent of all pancreatitis cases in the United States are related to alcoholism. Actor Matthew Perry found that out in late 2000 after a summer of heavy drinking.

"In my case, it was hard living and drinking hard and eating poorly," Perry told a magazine regarding his acute pancreatitis. "You play, you pay."

Acute pancreatitis occurs when enzymes in the pancreas become activated while still inside the tiny organ. Cystic fibrosis, a viral infection such as mumps or pneumonia, abdominal surgery, and gallstones can also cause this painful condition.

Symptoms include abdominal pain—particularly after eating-- that may radiate to your back, nausea, vomiting, and a fever.

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Dogs can get pancreatitis too! Kristin Chenoweth’s dog Maddie had a bout. Said Chenoweth: "If you give your dog cheese, it can cause pancreatitis. She got that because I love Cheese Whiz and I love Ritz crackers with cheese and that is not what you should give your dog.”