Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Chronic Pancreatitis: Pain Management
Pain is a frustrating, sometimes debilitating aspect of
pancreatitis. Many people have pain for many
Pain may decrease as the damaged pancreas loses its ability
to produce enzymes. But it may take years for the pancreas to stop producing
enzymes. In many people, this process never occurs.
If you are
having debilitating pain from chronic pancreatitis, you may be referred to a
Treatment for pain includes avoiding alcohol, eating
a low-fat diet, using pain medicine, and in some cases taking
enzyme pills to help rest your pancreas.
Current as of:
May 24, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
I want to...
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, Iowa 50010
515-239-2011 Email us
Anywhere in Iowa 800-524-6877