Expert Video - Can patients with FCS drink alcohol or smoke tobacco?
Physicians describe how alcohol and tobacco sensitize the pancreas to getting inflamed, which is pancreatitis. If you have Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) avoidance of alcohol is important, as it may cause your triglyceride levels to increase, which can trigger an episode of pancreatitis.
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