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Help Take Pain Out Of Pancreatitis With Your Diet

Written by Deborah Gerszberg, RD, CNSC, CDN Clinical Nutritionist, The Pancreas Center “What can I eat?” This is a popular question asked by those suffering from chronic pancreatitis or who have experienced acute pancreatitis and would like to do everything in their power to prevent another attack. First, let’s make sure everyone understands what pancreatitis is. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas and is usually very painful. The pancreas releases excessive enzymes and basically begins to digest itself. In order to heal, many patients must follow a liquid diet. Sometimes patients must avoid taking liquids by mouth. If you are suffering from an acute episode of pancreatitis, it is very important to call your doctor and follow their instructions. Sometimes hospitalization is necessary. Now let’s discuss the diet for chronic pancreatitis. It is most important that you understand what not to eat and why. There are a few things you must completely avoid, such as alcohol and fried/greasy/high fat foods (such as creamy sauces, fast food, full fat meat and dairy, and anything fried). These foods can cause your pancreas to release more enzymes at once than it normally woul Continue reading >>

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  1. david 90274

    Hi,creon25000,your pancreas will never totally heal,it's up to you to take the pressure of the pancreas to stop it becoming chronic pancreatitis which I have and it's no picnic,keep following your diet and I'm afraid you will have to stop drinking .im sure you don't want to experience that sort of pain again,if you keep drinking you will have pain every day and believe me I've been to hell and back with chronic pancreatitis,stay strong ,all the best

  2. corinne34476

    I agree with everything you say, the pain is horrendous I've only just got over a bad flare up. I can't add anything to your advice but its reassuring to know we aren't alone. Take care.

  3. david 90274

    Hi corrinne,you are not alone with this disease,I too have just recovered from a bad flare up,you think it's never going to get better,two years ago I was nine stone ,now I am thirteen and learning to live with this horrible disease,hope you are keeping well and just to say 40000 has helped me a lot

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