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Can pancreatitis be prevented?

Depending on the cause of your pancreatitis, you may be able to prevent the onset of the condition. Pancreatitis brought on by alcohol abuse, diet, medication, or injury may be preventable. Reducing the amount of alcohol you consume, as well as the amount of fatty foods you ingest, will improve your chances of avoiding pancreatitis. Talking to your doctor about the medications you are taking and their affect on your pancreas may reduce your likelihood of having pancreatitis. Exercising caution and trying to prevent injury to the abdomen will also decrease the possibility of having pancreatitis.

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