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What is the best diet regime for chronic pacreatitis patients?

What is the best  diet regime for chronic pacreatitis patients?

Best diet: Low fat- 50g or less daily-baked, broiled, grilled, or steamed lean meats, low fat/non-fat dairy, almond or rice milk, beans, lentils, soy products, tofu, whole grains, fresh, frozen, and canned fruits, applesauce, angel food cake, gelatin, popsicles, puddings, sherbet, sorbet, coffee, fruit and vegetable juices, tea, sport drinks, small amounts of butter/margarine/cooking oils, broth, honey ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pancreatitis, chronic?

Do a lot of people get pancreatitis, chronic?

Not common: Many more people get acute pancreatitis, due to gallstones that got stuck along the pathway, alcohol, trauma, meds, high triglycerides (>800-1000). Chronic pancreatitis most commonly seen in chronic alcohol abusers, with recurrent episodes of pancreatitis, induced by continued intake of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can acute pancreatits turn into chronic pancreatitis?

Depends: Acute pancreatitis from gallstones generally does not turn into chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis, associated with diabetes, chronic pain after eating, maldigestion of fats can occur after bouts of alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis;high triglyceride (>1000) panc'itis can also. Got stones? Get gb out; high tg-diet and meds. Alcohol-don't drink. Preg related?: see md for individual rx. ...Read more

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Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs. ...Read more

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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

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My brother has developed chronic pancreatitis. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed chronic pancreatitis. What is it exactly?

Scarring in panc: Chronic inflammation of pancres (digestive and endocrine organ), generally as a consequence of chronic alcohol use. Can cause chronic pain (usually worse after eating); maldigestion of (primarily) fats, with foul smelling, greasy stool, weight loss; maldigestion of carbohydrates and protein; diabetes that may be poorly controllable. Can be treated with meds, occ surgery. ...Read more

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Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

No: A lot of times acute pancreatitis is treated by pancreatic rest with fasting. Usually chronic pancreatitis is not treated this way. A low fat diet is recommended as is abstaining from alcohol (even if alcohol is not the reason for your pancreatitis). Treating the reason behind the pancreatitis and in select cases surgery or other procedures. ...Read more

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