A 40-year-old member asked:
what kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Weeks answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Enzymes: If you don't have diabetes, taking pancreatic enzyme supplements with meals can relieve the symptoms of poor digestion. Alcohol should be avoided since it can trigger acute pancreatitis.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Paul Harper answered
52 years experience General Surgery
Cigarettes: In addition to avoiding alcohol, cigarettes should be stopped. You need to get an answer to the question "why do I have chronic pancreatitis?" that may be more important than taking pills.
Answered on Mar 7, 2016
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