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What food should be eaten post pancreatitis stage?

Hello. My husband is in post pancreatitis stage and is home leading a normal life . The cause of this illness remains a mystery to the doctors that attended to him as he does not drink alcohol and gall stones were also ruled out. My question is, what kind of foods shld he be eating? I don t want to know about diets that help lose your belly, I want to know about nutrition. What my husband does is if he gets an ache and upset tummy, he reviews what he ate over the last few meals and assumes a certain food caused and just says he wont eat it again, and this goes on til the next tummy ache. He does still take creon and he is not a diabetic at this stage based on tests that have been done. We are based in Cairns Aussie. Any advice or education on these issues wld be most appreciated. Regards Ruth Young
Wed, 13 Feb 2019
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Hello,

After the pancreas inflammation, certain strict guidelines must be followed up so far as diet is concerned.

Here are some salient guidelines for your husband
- avoid spices, non-veg, junk items, pizza, pasta, dairy fat etc.
- prefer homemade foodstuffs only.
- avoid smoking, alcohol
- maintain hydration with plenty of liquids
- regular follow up with his consultant
- control of blood sugar, cholesterol and pancreatic enzymes evaluated on regular basis periodically.

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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