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Pancreatitis prevention

While pancreatitis is still not fully understood, there are ways to prevent pancreatitis from occurring again:

  • If the cause is gallstones and your gallbladder has not been removed, avoid fatty foods, such as butter and fried eggs
  • If the cause is alcohol, you should stop drinking.
  • Stop smoking
  • Generally eat a healthy diet and consider low fat food
  • Drink plenty of clear fluid such as water

Last reviewed: November 2016

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