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Should I Follow-up With My Doctor for Pancreatitis?
The following recommendations may help to prevent further attacks or to keep them mild:
Can Pancreatitis be Prevented?
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Completely eliminating alcohol is the only way to reduce the chance of further attacks in cases of pancreatitis caused by alcohol use, to prevent the pancreatitis from worsening, and to prevent the development of complications that can be very serious or even fatal.
Not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, doing regular exercise, and eating a balanced diet may help individuals decrease the risk for pancreatitis since it is likely these actions will decrease the risk for gallstones, a major risk factor for pancreatitis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2015
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The pancreas is a gland located in the upper, posterior abdomen and is responsible for insulin production (endocrine pancreas) and the manufacture and secretion of digestive enzymes (exocrine pancreas) leading to carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.