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Pain is a frustrating, sometimes debilitating aspect of
pancreatitis. Many people have pain for many
Pain may decrease as the damaged pancreas loses its ability
to produce enzymes. But it may take years for the pancreas to stop producing
enzymes. In many people, this process never occurs.
If you are
having debilitating pain from chronic pancreatitis, you may be referred to a
Treatment for pain includes avoiding alcohol, eating
a low-fat diet, using pain medicine, and in some cases taking
enzyme pills to help rest your pancreas.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
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