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Pancreatitis (cont.)

Follow-up

The following recommendations may help to prevent further attacks or to keep them mild:

  • Stop all alcohol consumption.
  • Eat small frequent meals. If in the process of having an attack, avoid solid foods for several days to give the pancreas a chance to recover.
  • Eat a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats.
  • If pancreatitis is due to chemical exposure or medications, the source of the exposure will need to be found and stopped, and the medication will need to be discontinued.

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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.

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