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.
Pancreatitis . She can take vitamins, however a pancreas doctor should be consulted to help her with starting on pancreas enzymes.
Can idiopathic chronic pancreatitis patients stop takings pancreatict supplement like creon if their PANCREAS and duct become normal need ADVICE am 19?
Can reduce some. pancreatitis can be chronic and due to many different causes. The pancreases (pancrelipase) produces enzymes to help you digest your food. If they is not enough you have abdominal pain and bowel problems. As you heal you start to produce some but in some cases not enough. Each person is different and some need the supplement for a few months and others the rest of their life depending on symptoms. Followup. Read more...
NORMAL? Chronic pancreatitis by definition is not normal and there has been damage to the pancreas many times in the past leading to a chronic condition. Cells and tissue that once made hormones and enzymes are dead . If you need supplements now, you will always need supplements unless you have a pancreatic transplant. Since the problem is idiopathic there isn't a known underlying cause or fix. Read more...