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Chronic Pancreatitis Treatment

The first goal in treating chronic pancreatitis is pain relief. The next step involves planning a high-carbohydrate and low-fat diet (if the pancreas does not secrete enough of its own enzymes, a doctor may prescribe pancreatic enzymes to take with meals). In some cases, insulin or other drugs may be used to control blood sugar.

An Overview of Chronic Pancreatitis Treatment

Relieving pain is the first step for chronic pancreatitis treatment. The next step is to plan a diet that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Other treatment options for this condition may include:


Treating Chronic Pancreatitis With Lifestyle Changes

For fewer and milder pancreatitis attacks, people with chronic pancreatitis must stop drinking alcohol, stick to their prescribed diet, and take the proper medications.


Pancreatic Enzymes

A doctor may prescribe pancreatic enzymes to take with meals if the pancreas does not secrete enough of its own enzymes. The enzymes should be taken with every meal to help the body digest food and regain some weight.

Other Treatment Options for Chronic Pancreatitis

Sometimes insulin or other drugs are needed to control blood glucose levels. In some cases, surgery is needed to relieve pain. The surgery may involve draining an enlarged pancreatic duct or removing part of the pancreas.

About Chronic Pancreatitis

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