The pancreas is an organ behind the stomach that makes hormones and enzymes to help your body digest food. Sometimes the enzymes attack another part of the pancreas, which can cause pain and swelling. This is called pancreatitis.
Chronic pancreatitis may cause you to be in pain much of the time. You may be able to help the pain by avoiding alcohol and eating a low-fat diet.
Your doctor and dietitian can help you make an eating plan that does not irritate your digestive system. Always talk with your doctor or dietitian before you make changes in your diet.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Eat a low-fat diet
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Current as of: March 29, 2018
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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