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Doctor insights on: Foods To Eat When You Have Pancreatitis

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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


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Which foods are best to eat for someone with pancreatitis?

Diet: Initially Clear liquids, like broth, jello, popsicle. From which you can progress to full liquids: oatmeal, chicken soup, to soft low fat, bland diet to include mostly steamed or boiled foods, nothing oily, fried ...Read more

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What are some foods that a person with pancreatitis can eat?

What are some foods that a person with pancreatitis can eat?

Low-fat foods: Initially, clear liquids is the choice for acute pancreatitis. After recovery, foods low in fat make sense. ...Read more

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I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

Protein: The pancreas is a large gland in your upper abdomen, behind your intestine and stomach, which produces enzymes to digest foods, particularly carbohydrate and fats. The two main enzymes are amylase and lipase, and levels of these two chemicals can be measured in your blood when you have pancreatitis. So to your question, a high protein diet may be the best choice when your pancreatitis is active. ...Read more

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For almost a yr I have epigastric and ULQ pain that wraps around to my back. This worsens if I drink alcohol or eat oily foods. Is this pancreatitis?

For almost a yr I have epigastric and ULQ pain that wraps around to my back. This worsens if I drink alcohol or eat oily foods. Is this pancreatitis?

It may well be: The fact that fatty foods increases these symptoms may indicate that the primary problem is gallstones, and both of these problems - pancreatitis and gallstones - may also be worsened by alcohol. Pancreatitis generally occurs only with higher levels of alcohol consumption. Please talk to your doctor ASAP about your alcohol use and these symptoms, and strongly consider cessation! Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of food can I eat if I have Polycystic kidney disease and Cyst on the Pancrea? And I previously had a Pancreatitis with a lipase of 16, 000.

What kind of food can I eat if I have Polycystic kidney disease and Cyst on the Pancrea? And I previously had a Pancreatitis with a lipase of 16, 000.

Diet is not key: This is a lifetime challenge, but you can eat whatever you like without expecting specific benefits or harms. As your kidneys fail later in life, restrictions will become more important. I hope you will be able to get a transplant. ...Read more

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Can I eat chicken weekly once 250 gram I had chr. Idiopathic pancreatitis but now in my abdomen scan pancreas r normal am taking creon also with food.

Pancreatitis: Start with smaller amounts of non-fat chicken. Take with creon. The proper way is to start with very small amounts of extra-lean protein and then see how you are with that. Eat the very small amount only once weekly. Your diet should always be low fat. ...Read more

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What should people with pancreatitis eat?

Avoid fats: Rule of thumb: avoid fats and eat small portions often
in the hospital setting, patients are typically kept "npo" (nothing by mouth) and given plenty of IV fluids and pain management to allow the pancreas to rest. Symptoms typically resolve within a few days for uncomplicated, acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What should people with pancreatitis not eat?

What should people with pancreatitis not eat?

Pancreatitis: Avoid high protein and high fatty food. Hydrate yourself the best you can. If you cannot keep anything down, consult with a pancreas doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis.: Although there are many potential causes of acute pancreatitis. the most common are alcohol and gallstones. Pancreatitis is not usually caused by eating particular foods, although food may make it worse if it is already present. If you feel you may be having pancreatitis, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a link between pancreatitis and food color additives?

Is there a link between pancreatitis and food color additives?

No: It takes only a moment to make something up and put it on the internet. I can't think of a mechanism and for once I couldn't even find this obviously-phony claim on the internet. Simple chemicals that your children can play with dying Easter eggs aren't going to roast you pancreas. ...Read more

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I have pancreatitis and I can't eat much I am losing an extreme amount of weight, is there anything I can take to help me gain weight?

I have pancreatitis and I can't eat much I am losing an extreme amount of weight, is there anything I can take to help me gain weight?

Medications: Speak to your physician re: medicine to help you gian weight, pancreatic enzymetherapy, diet and nutritional consultations. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pancreatitis and it's too painful to eat or drink anything. Help?

It will be: First you must figure out what the pancreatitis is from. Gallstones? Alcohol? Medication? High cholesterol? Something else? Once that is determined you must correct the problem. The pain wil take time to go away. Minimize oral intake. A clear liquid diet or nothing at all is sometimes recommended. If you are at risk for starvation, IV nutrition can be started. ...Read more

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What can I eat and drink with acute pancreatitis?

Clear liquids: During an acute attack, clear liquids is the safest thing. If your doctor allows you to eat solids, stay away from fatty foods. ...Read more

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I am suffering from chronic pancreatitis. Can I eat flaxseed?

I am suffering from chronic pancreatitis. Can I eat flaxseed?

I doubt it: It is a source of oil because they contain a lot of oil. This would be a trigger of pancreatitis like eating french fries.
http://ndb. Nal. Usda. Gov/ndb/foods/show/3716? manu=&fgcd=
you'll want this site to see what has 15% fat / lipid or less.
And take the pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis, and no matter what I eat it causes extreme pain. And suggestions?

Pancreatic enzymes: Your doctors can try you on a course of pancreatic enzymes with your meals. Unfortunately the pain of CP can be very vexing to treat and may need referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Day 4 of unable to eat/drink d/t severe mid upper abdo pain. Pancreatitis?

Day 4 of unable to eat/drink d/t severe mid upper abdo pain. Pancreatitis?

Time to go to ER.: What's causing your pain is impossible to say at this point. It is possible to say that if you have not been able to eat or drink for 4 days, you are in serious trouble. Go to
ER now! Hopefully it will be easily corrected and is just a bad virus, but you are dehydrated which can be very serious. ...Read more

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In past three years I had two episodes of pancreatitis. May I join gym or not to gain muscles. And tell me food to avoid.

Join the gym: You may join the gym and exercise. Other than alcohol, which you do not consume, there are no specific foods to avoid. Why did you have pancreatitis? Do you have gall stones? Finding the cause is important and you may need to consult a gastro-enterologist for that. ...Read more

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I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking

I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking

Abt 2 weeks w/o nutr: Depending on how healthy u were b4 d onset of pancreatitis (& how much u were eating), u r approaching d point where TPN (total parenteral nutrition, or feeding thru an IV) is attempted. If u r vomiting all foodstuff, u may need a gastric (stomach) tube but not 4 feeding (that will cause u to vomit as well). The gastric tube shd b used to drain the stomach (keep empty) & rest the pancreas. TTYD. GL ...Read more

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Do I have pancreatitis I have had this pain for 3 weeks that is on my right side that starts in the front and radiates to the back. It is not a constant pain but gets worse when I eat. Should I go to the hospital?

Hello.: Hello. I would like to start by telling you that I cannot diagose the source of your pain. The pancreas is a gland behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes into the GI tract pancreatitis is inflammation the pancreas. There can be acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms of pancreatitis can include nausea, vomiting, weight loss and fatty looking bowel movements. There can be a yellow hue to the whites of the eyes or even to the skin as well as feeling clammy, fevers, chills, sweating and weakness. Pain from pancreatitis can start in the upper part of the abdomen and can also affect the back. The abdomen can be tender to the touch and can become extended. Pancreatic pain can feel worse after eating. My understanding is that the pain from pancreatitis can be very severe. If you have moderate to severe abdominal pain, I would recommend that this be medically evaluated. If you had acute pancreatitis for three weeks, you would probably be very ill, and most likely would have already sought care. I hope that this is helpful. ...Read more

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Pain near my liver and hunger pains that never go away food takes forever to digest. Does that sound like pancreatitis?

Need evaluation: If it is pancreatitis is chronic and low grade or you would be very sick. I'm not sure what you mean by it takes a long time for your food to digest. Are you bloated or constipated? Do you have heartburn? If you have constant pain it means something is wrong and you should have an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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My grandmother has chronic pancreatitis and is weak from not being able to eat due to another episode. Any supplemental drinks specifically for pancrea?

My grandmother has chronic pancreatitis and is weak from not being able to eat due to another episode. Any supplemental drinks specifically for pancrea?

Probably not: The pancreas makes digestive enzymes for the small intestine, so eating and drinking will cause the sick pancreas to make more enzymes (which can leak or get backed up, worsening the pancreatitis symptoms). Depending on a grandma's age, the cause of the pancreatitis can be a concern. Possible causes include gallbladder disease, gallstones, and cancer. Cancer of the pancreas can be hard to detect. ...Read more

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I am 19 yrs I have chronic pancreatitis (idiopathic), I want to increase my weight any advice for exercise. I am having fat free food no animal proteins?

I am 19 yrs I have chronic pancreatitis (idiopathic), I want to increase my weight any advice for exercise. I am having fat free food no animal proteins?

Will be difficult.: Most ppl w/ CIP become thin. To increase weight, you need 2 increase caloric (food) intake. I normally recommend exercise & increasing protein intake. However, ur diet & pancreas preclude this. There must be some (vegetable?) proteins that you can consume. I would have you coordinate with a nutritionist who is experienced with your condition. Tell them ur problem & ask them how to gain wt safely. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis when I eat I get severe abd pain. What are the symptoms of pancreatitis? I also have an enlarged pancreas

I have cirrhosis when I eat I get severe abd pain. What are the symptoms of pancreatitis? I also have an enlarged pancreas

Pancreatits: painful: Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting are most important symptoms of pancreatitis. If you have enlarged pancreas then it could be due to so many things. Pancreatitis is a swelling of pancreas and it can present with an enlarged pancreas but it is a very painful condition. If you don't have a pain and pancreas is swollen then we need to find the reason for it. You can get an ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

More testing: An anti-nuclear antibody wouldn't be high on my list, but it might be time to check you for one of the genetic syndromes (trypsinogen mutation, cystic fibrosis variant) known to cause this. "Magic" food supplements won't help you. Hoping you can find the cause of this often very troublesome situation. ...Read more

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Have chronic pancreatitis & no interest in food or fluid. My bowel habits have changed to several a day my shins feel like splitting down the center.

Steatorrhea: This condition is called steatorrhea. It's due to fat malabsorption due to pancreatic insufficiency secondary to chronic pancreatitis. The chronic pancreatitis is a condition of scar tissue in pancreas gland due to chronic inflammation ...Read more

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I'm coming off a bout of pancreatitis and feeling better. Have been eating bananas, toast, apple sauce, pasta and water for about a week. Can I eat popcorn out of an Air Popper? Cooks with hot air rather than oil

Pancreatitis: Are your pancreatic enzymes now normal? Since you tolerated a soft solid diet for a week you should be able to advance to a normal diet if your blood tests are normal and you have no abdominal distress. However, your treating physician is still the best person to advise you. ...Read more