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Suffering with chronic pancreatitis, in intense pain. What type of diet is advisable?

hi my name is tamara connors and my boyfriend has chronic pancreatitis . lately he has been in excrutiating pain and i need to know what he should and should not eat since i cook for him. he was diagnosed september 4, 2010 and has no health insurance to get into surgery to have his gallbladder removed. also, is there any insurance that he could look into in the state of florida that is cheap like medicaid . he will turn 20 january 4, 2013 and he is in desperate need of help !
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
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Hello,

As per my surgical experience, the pancreatitis condition needs immense care with diet as well as medications.
- allow him to consume more liquids
- strict avoidance of fatty items including dairy products, chocolates,
pastries, non-veg, junk foods
- strict vegan diet is best
- organic fresh fruits help in digestion
- avoid smoking and alcohol if consuming at all.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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