Animation - Chronic Pancreatitis Nutrition Management

In chronic pancreatitis good nutrition has many benefits. It helps reduce the risk of malnutrition and diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, muscle wasting, weight loss and other problems with their complications. Your dietitian will do a full assessment with blood tests and conduct a stool examination to determine your nutrition status and personal treatment plan. You may also require pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) which is personalized to your body’s nutrition needs. PERT can also cause side-effects such as constipation and the enzyme replacement may need adjustment. Your treatment plan will need monitoring. Some persons with chronic pancreatitis need pain medication. Working with your doctor and dietitian provides the best outcomes.

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