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Please share an interesting fact about dealing with pancreatitis.

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Removing your gallbladder can solve your pancreatitis.

Answered 1/1/2015

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Dr. Phillip Sirota answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Eat 5-6 low-fat small meals per day. Eating large, fatty meals can cause flare-ups.

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. Nantida Hong answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Ignore: Alcohol abuse and gall stones are main common causes. Stop alcohol consumption. Take liquid diet.

Answered 6/11/2014

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Dr. Natalie Sieb answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: A low-fat diet with several small meals throughout the day and adequate hydration are helpful.

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. John Munshower answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Pancreatitis is often caused by excessive alcohol use, but not always; there are other causes.

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. Bradford Romans answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Even one drink of alcohol may trigger a relapse of pain/vomiting.

Answered 8/5/2014

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Dr. Krishna Rayapudi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Pain from disabling chronic pancreatitis can be treated with non-prescription therapies!

Answered 7/4/2014

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Dr. William Ernoehazy answered

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Ignore: If you've had pancreatitis for any reason, avoid alcohol; it will predictably trigger a flare-up.

Answered 2/5/2015

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Drink water instead of alcohol and rest your bowel when you have acute pancreatitis.

Answered 6/15/2020

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Dr. Kathy Robinson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Fatty: Fatty foods and alcohol can irritate the pancreas so avoid them to prevent recurrent pancratitis.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Zhanna Albany answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: #1 gallbladder check to rule out stones #2 absolute alcohol avoidance #3 weight control if applies.

Answered 5/11/2016

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Dr. Faiz Shakir answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Ignore: Pancreatitis can be severe and can cause death. Alcohol and gallstones are most common causes.

Answered 12/14/2015

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