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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?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Pancreatitis

She can take vitamins, however a pancreas doctor should be consulted to help her with starting on pancreas enzymes.

In brief: Pancreatitis

She can take vitamins, however a pancreas doctor should be consulted to help her with starting on pancreas enzymes.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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