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Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The pancreas is a gland in the back of the abdomen which produces enzymes to digest proteins, fats, and carbs.
In pancreatitis, the enzymes start working inside the gland and begin digesting it. The first treatment is fasting, to shut off the enzyme production. Sometimes replacement enzymes are given. Removing the gallbladder, if there are gallstones, can prevent another attack.

In brief: Depends
The pancreas is a gland in the back of the abdomen which produces enzymes to digest proteins, fats, and carbs.
In pancreatitis, the enzymes start working inside the gland and begin digesting it. The first treatment is fasting, to shut off the enzyme production. Sometimes replacement enzymes are given. Removing the gallbladder, if there are gallstones, can prevent another attack.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Alternative
The short answer is no, therefore consulting with a pancreas expert is crucial.

In brief: Alternative
The short answer is no, therefore consulting with a pancreas expert is crucial.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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