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Best Diet For Pancreatitis Recovery
Low fat high cls/cre:
Diet for chronic pancreatitis is low fat, high calories with supplements like Alpha lipolic acid 50 mgm twice a day and resveratrol 200 mgm daily, Creon like pancreatic enzymes, diet rich in whole grains, legumes, lean protein food, low fat diary products, and absolute abstainance from alcohol.
Yes Creon can be taken for ever means as long as chronic pancratitis is there. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?
No: The only prevention is to avoid the precipitating factor. Alcoholics need to stop drinking. Gallstone pancreatitis requires removal of gallbladder. Medication induced requires avoiding that medication. Hypertriglyceridemia and hypercalcemia require medication and dietary adjustment to lower these levels. ...Read more
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Best to avoid: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of a gland near your stomach that produces enzymes. The most common triggers are from stoppage of gallbladder, alcohol intake or medications. Many times we cannot determine the trigger. While I have not seen an initial bout i linked to caffeine, its use may further inflame the pancreas or cause you to loose fluids you need to heal. Would be best to avoid. ...Read more
Diet for chronic pancreatitis? how many grams of fat are recommended for chronic pancreatitis. 128 pound male 5ft10
Avoid alcohol,hi fat: The only absolutes in chronic pancreatitis is to avoid alcohol, refined sugars / snacks / candy (those that give a quick sugar rush), & fried/greasy/high fat foods (such as creamy sauces, fast food, full fat meat & dairy, & anything fried). About 25% of ur calories (or about 55 g/day) shd come from healthy fats like omega-3: baked fish, lean meat, healthy oils. U shd talk to a nutritionist further ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?
Reason except non veg and alcohol for pancreatitis. Only fruits is my diet then how i got again pancreatitis?
I had highly low diet from 30
days (only fruits and some rice
(veg)).but again i got
pancreatitis with high amylase
1100 with bearable amount
I'm in the hospital with a pancreatitis flare up. Brought in by ems this morning.I'm on regular diet,no IV fluids and being discharged tomorrow so I'm on oral meds. Threw them up. Can't keep anything down. Feel I'm being mistreated. Drwontlistenhelp
3ERCPs (stenosis after) in 3yrs for SOD. Follow diet & take enzymes but frequent pancreatitis attacks persist. 4th ERCP on hold. Typical outlook?
Guarded: This presentation would be best managed at a tertiary care or academic center, ideally one with advanced endoscopic fellowship programs. ...Read more
I have pancreatitis and in great pain. clear liquid diet for three days. No relief. Doc says lipase is normal. Why do I hurt?
Nerve damage: After pancreatitis, you can end up with a permanent pain syndrome due to damage to the nerve plexus ("solar plexus") near the pancreas, long after the pancreatitis itself heals. It's often brutal and I hope that it can be addressed. There's a new procedure to destroy the pain fibers here using an instrument passed through the stomach. Very high triglycerides can cause pancreatitis -- is this you? ...Read more
Albumin level 1.5due to poor diet..CKD patient recovered from pancreatitis recently.please suggest something to increase albumin?
Carefully eat Protei: Ur low albumin is partially due, it seems, to the kidneys dumping it from the blood stream. Albumin is an important "oncotic" agent that keeps fluid in the vessels, preventing water from leaking out & causing swelling. Albumin comes from protein in ur diet. Not all protein is good, tho, 4 ur kidneys; talk to ur nephrologist about which foods 2 eat 2 increase protein intake. Good luck & gd health! ...Read more
I just got released from the hospital two days ago for Pancreatitis. I am on a liquid diet and seem to be retaining water, is this normal?
Normal or Healthy?: Very different issues. Normal = common; many common behaviors = quite unhealthy: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Humans are water based creatures (generally >50 to <62% water), yet too much/little is unhealthy & can become fatal. Water retention from pancreatitis not likely unless lots of damaged pancreas tissue. Pancreatitis typically from ↑ triglycerides & LFHC foods http://goo.gl/H7mItd; LCHF is healthy. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no issues with this approach. ...Read more
What are treatments for pancreatitis? My doctor said I have this, so he put me on the paleo diet. I think o want to get a second opinion though.
4-6 weeks: Give it a try for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
On liquid diet recovering from pancreatitis. In past, always caused unwelcome rapid weight loss. This time, I'm gaining? Confused as to why? Been 4 wk
How long can you live with chronic pancreatitis if you eat a low fat diet, don't take any alcohol, and exercise? Can you stop the disease in its tracks from progressing further?
Yes: Hope you do not have Triglyceride or gall stone problem. Any anatomical anomaly in the biliary tract may cause the problem also. Discuss with PMD. ...Read more
Sure: depending on your specific metabolism, gaining weight and muscle mass is just a function of working out, combined with proper nutrition- in a lot of ways a pancreas friendly diet is the same as a good balanced diet that is recommended for diabetics, heart patients, obese patients, etc.go to a certified dietitian they will be able to help design a diet for you to achieve your goals and be healthy ...Read more
Diffuse atrophic pancreas on MRI, 6wks ago MRI normal. No pancreatitis, Controlled DM1, no alcohol drugs, low fat diet,what could cause sudden change?
Pancreas size: Most likely 2 different machines used? Otherwise may have not been read correctly first time (or second time). Discuss these issues with your Dr. ...Read more
I am 29 I have chronic pancreatitis which I believe came from taking YAZ, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) need to know exact diet and foods I can eat. I do not drink alcohol at all.
Intestinal rest: Basically the principle is to rest the intestine, so that there is minimal pancreatic secretion. Pancreatic enzymes degrade protein, but with injury or malfunction of the pancreas it may autolize or damage nearby tissues. So parenteral feedings for acute bouts and appropriate narcotics to treat the pain and decrease stress. ...Read more
Probably CT scan: Clinical and laboratory criteria to assess inflammatory responses (Ranson grade, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score) and contrast-enhanced dynamic computed tomography (dynamic CT) imaging to evaluate pancreatic necrosis are frequently used. Not all patients with pancreatic necrosis identified on dynamic CT scanning develop local complications ...Read more
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Most often it starts by hospitalizing patient and giving them IV fluids and restricting oral intake for a period of time. ...Read more
Treat the cause: In the short term, the treatment is to "rest" the organ by inserting a feeding tube into the gut below the level at which pancreas enters. This removes food stimulation, allowing the organ to sit quietly without secreting hormones or enzymes. In the long term, the best treatment is to treat the cause, which is often excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more