Chronic pancreatitis diet plan

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Avatar m tn Hi, I saw a post of a case similar to mine where the liver was affected as well as the pancreas with wieght gain instead of loss on a low fat diet. Im wondering what causes that especially in pancreatitis? I loss alot of weight a year ago, was real sick with abnormal bruising and weakness, falling down, ect, this was before pancreas started acting up again, prior to that I had only one acute episode of pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Hi, I can't help with alot of what you have asked but I can tell you this. I have severe Chronic Pancreatitis. And you will be sick for the rest of your life. It's a dreadful disease. My son who is 11 asks when I'm in pain, "mom, do we need to go to the hospital?" It's horrible to have your child be so scared for himself and you, that they have to ask that.
902019 tn?1249865014 I stayed in the hospital for five days to calm the pancreas and remove the gall bladder (no stent.) The pancreatitis remained chronic after that with mild elevations of enzymes. 200mg Imuran was of no help for me at all. I had run the course of drugs for lupus so was given rituximab off-label. I have never since had any pancreatic symptoms...except...when the rituximab wore off after 10 months. Re-treatment put it all back into remission. That's my weirdness! :) (...
2013942 tn?1328267340 Did the ER docs at least give you a diet plan? That is extremely important for pancreatitis patients! In addition to alcohol, fatty foods can keep your pancreas inflamed and swollen. Not strictly following a proper diet plan will keep you sick and in pain. I'm kind of surprised they gave you morphine because it's contraindicated for pancreatitits because it makes the sphincter (muscle) in the pancreatic and common biles ducts spasm.
Avatar f tn With chronic pancreatitis, amylase and lipase levels may not elevate. It is common for them to only elevate in an acute attack. Often, enzyme levels will rise in the first few hours and then come back down. Since doctors think that elevated amylase and lipase levels are the only indicators of pancreatitis, they will not diagnose you if the enzymes are not elevated. The best thing advice that I can give you is watch your fat content and pray. And know that you are not crazy. It is your pancreas.
Avatar f tn 1) Is it me, or did I miss an answer regarding my chronic pancreatitis? 2) my doctor gave a basic more fiber, way less salt, practically no butter and absolutely only skim milk and no other dairy products and of course hurry up and get those sugars straightened out! I am trying (a typical blood glucose count for me is in the low 200's). Is this diet what the doctor's can offer me to fend off the pain?
Avatar n tn ) - crackers/biscuits I haven't eaten pork and beef ever since the first attack and don't plan to ever. Right now, my diet is composed of just steamed fish & rice for dinner and lunch and cereals/milk/crackers for breakfast. I'm afraid I'm taking the wrong foods :( By the way, as I love coffee and my doctor has told me to stop taking anything with caffeine in it.. is decaf coffee ok? Or it'd be better not take any kind of coffee at all?
Avatar m tn I would experience a sensation of having to move my bowels, then when sitting I would feel the sensation of losing my grip on the stool. Since that time my gastro doctor put me on a high fiber diet including benefiber three times a day. It helps a great deal. I occasional have difficulty with the constipation I described but I think it has gotten much better. I work with a physiologist twice a week that has helped me thought a great deal of stress I have experienced in these past years.
Avatar n tn faecal elastase test which was in the normal range 230 normal pancreatic function (>200 ug/g) (norm range between 200-500 ug/g) what does it seem like whats going on? how are acalculous cholecystitis/gallbladder dyskinesisi caused?
1916673 tn?1420236870 If overweight, then gaining weight is not a good thing, as it will adversely affect the pancreatitis. It's curious that he's got pancreatitis if he's been on a low-fat diet for 3yrs. The blood result that points directly to it is the amylase, which has been consistently high on both blood results. I would raise this with your vet and please let me know what he suggests (cause, diagnosis and treatment/management advice).
19691093 tn?1488197669 (Been taking a Hip + Joint supplement of Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin for years, and greatly improved his joints) Blood tests were taken on December 19, 2016, and we were told Chronic Kidney Failure Creatinine: 2.4 BUN: 46 Phosphorus: 6.3 Sodium: 147 Potassium: 5.2 Amylase: 1593 RBC: 6.0 Calcium: 11.8 WBC: 13.4 Our vet has prescribed Royal Canin Renal Support F diet, and we give him the dry kibble. He completes his portion in about 3 or 4 times during the day.
Avatar f tn I have an ~18 year old terrier mix rescue dog who developed chronic kidney disease--stage 2, about 2 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatitis—now about 7 weeks ago. He had been on metacam for degenerative joint disease (elbow, spine, hips) for about 2 years, so we have been monitoring his blood work at least every 6 months. His creatinine had been creeping up slowly, but entered the abnormal zone at 1.
Avatar f tn The zantac seems to be helping with the chronic mild to moderate pain but he is still having the evening episodes of more severe pain. Its possible your son also has irritable bowel syndrome, which really means that his stomach and the nerves required for his digestion are very sensitive. The anitibiotics, de worming wont work for that. The antacid may or may not help him.
1358341 tn?1282213443 when did you change from the Renal Canin special diet to Science Diet???? Did the diarrhea start after the change??? I'm sorry I really have to disagree with your Vet......from everything I read, Dry food is an absolute NO NO for CRF cats...I can't understand why Your Vet tells you otherwise??
1916673 tn?1420236870 We have a just turned 15 year old husky/lab mix, Chance, who I saved years 14 years ago off the highway. 3 years ago she was diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney issues. We changed her diet at that time to Mature consult canned and Dry...We have added daily Aventis KS to her food and we fill her water bowl more than half full of water at each meal as she doesn't drink.. Given everything going on with Doogan, we just had her values checked and they have come down a bit.
Avatar f tn While still on tx develop neuropthy of my hands ind feet, ssignificant bog fog, chronic pancreatitis. All my different docs give different opion. My neurphathy in my hands has lessened, Now they ache. My brain frog has start to get so much worse. When it first started I would have epxodes of forgetting what I was saying right in the middle of sentence. As it has increased in intensity so has my anxiety which I know won't help.
Avatar n tn Hi, Have you been diagnosed with Chronic or Acute pancreatitis? Are you on enzyme pills to aid in digesting food? Do not take any over the counter medicines with alcohol in it at all. Also, stay away from fried foods, high fat foods, spicy foods. And no O'douls beer. It may say it is alcohol free, but if you read the label it contains .5% alcohol. It may not affect you the night you drink it, but in time, it will get to you. I live on a diet of 25 grams of fat or less a day.
Avatar n tn Sometimes chronic pancreatitis cannot be detected by a cat-scan, ultrasound or even testing amylase and lipase levels, there are times a&l levels remain normal, even though the patient has pancreatitis. The questions that Max1 addressed are all excellent for determining a better diagnosis. Your symptoms are the same as mine before I was diagnosed with acute, then, chronic pancreatitis.
20820562 tn?1524881446 The pancreatitis is perhaps the main concern. Do you feed a high fat diet? That is known to inflame bouts of pancreatitis, so reducing the fat content of meals is a good plan.
Avatar n tn lipase aren't elevated you don't have Chronic Pancreatitis. Acute Pancreatitis has elevated enzymes NOT CHRONIC PANCREATITIS. These are almost NEVER elevated with Chronic Pancreatitis. If you have IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC PANCREATITIS there is, or can be, no structral problem like blocked or narrowed ducts. The enzymes just become active and burn like acid in your pancreas.
Avatar m tn The back pain can last for hours, and although very mild, it is uncomfortable. I'm concerned that this could be chronic pancreatitis. I am a 30 year old male. I don't have a history of drinking. While this started about 2 years ago, my diet has over the past 2 years been fairly low-fat (due to the gallbladder) and better than most people's. (No fried/fast foods, very little processed, mostly vegetarian with spots of fish, eggs and rarely chicken. Also a GERD diet.
Avatar f tn I want to get a second opinion and see if another Vet will conclude that the specific diet plan and medications are the way too go. I really want to give him high quality salmon and chicken as has been mentioned in this blog to help him eat more. Do the numbers say he can have this extra high protein at this stage? I think he is not in the CKD levels that would require a K/D diet or phosphorous binders, etc.
Avatar n tn I dont plan on having surgery unless it the absolute last option, im so afraid of the complications of it cause im just 25 and i heard that you could develop Colon cancer, Pancreatitis, or have Chronic Diarrhea for the rest of your life after the surgery. I want to know if i dont have the surgery and just eat a low fat diet would i be ok???can you delay surgery and for how long???
Avatar n tn I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis. Often during an attack I don't have a fever, NOR do I have elevated enzymes. 5fan, I advise you to talk to your regular Gastro, because the one that saw you doesn't seem to know that most of us with more advanced CP DO NOT have elevated amylase and lipase levels anymore during an attack. By the way, I also have LOW cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the common bile duct, gallbladder/gallstone problems, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, minimal change chronic pancreatitis, etc. Gravol alone can make you incredibly sleepy. I had extreme nausea which was treated by Domperidone (Motilium). If that's one of the medications your doctor is pushing, it might be worth a shot.
Avatar m tn About loose stools after the procedure, some have reported that, but changes in diet can help prevent that. If it is any consolation, I plan to have my gall bladder out this fall! Good luck!
Avatar f tn This leads me to believe that if it wasn't a gallbladder attack, perhaps it was pancreatitis. I have had my am. and ly. levels checked recently and they were normal, but didn't have them checked during that episode. I need some help with this one. I really can't afford anymore unnecessary tests, and this is effecting my quality of life. Thanks.
Avatar n tn They now want me to have another ERCP to look at the pancreas duct and bile duct and to have another biopsy, my doctor told me that a narrowing in the pancreatic duct either indicates carcinoma or chronic pancreatitis and it's sometimes hard to distinquish between the two, I'm on pancreatic enzymes to help in digestion and some mild painkillers for the pain, does anyone have any info? I'm kind worried and confused at the moment!
793908 tn?1294708709 In dog food, by the time it is processed and all the other stuff is added, probably contains little turkey! My daughter's one dog suffers from chronic pancreatitis and is on a strict canned diet only. Any variation from that ends her up at the Vet's office with mega Vet bills!! She may get a tiny piece of something when the other dogs get treats, feel bad for her. I think my daughter found a treat that she can have and tolerates but can't remember what it is.
1674610 tn?1317005820 Keep us posted on what he finds out from your MRI, and what his plan for treatment might be, and remember to tell him about your chest symptoms, too.