How should I take care of myself after having pancreatitis?

You can take several steps to prevent another pancreatitis attack:

  • Eat a low-fat diet.
  • Stop drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Follow your doctor’s and nutritionist’s dietary recommendations.
  • Take medications as prescribed.

What should I ask my doctor?

If you have pancreatitis, you may want to ask your doctor:

  • Do I have gallstones?
  • Is my pancreas damaged?
  • Are there any complications?
  • Am I still producing insulin?
  • What foods should I eat?
  • What supplements should I take?

A note from Cleveland Clinic

Pancreatitis is painful, but in the majority, treatments coupled with lifestyle changes can help you make a full recovery and prevent further acute pancreatitis episodes. While chronic pancreatitis doesn’t go away, you can manage the symptoms and avoid complications with help from your doctor.

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