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Are there coping resources for someone with pancreatitis?

Coping resources for someone with pancreatitis include a variety of programs. Seeking out local support groups at your hospital or through your doctor may provide you with the emotional tools to deal with pancreatitis on an everyday basis.

Ask your doctor or hospital to recommend a nutritionist to help with meal plans and list of food alternatives that will help you stick to a low fat, low sodium, and reduced caffeine diet. If you struggle with smoking or alcohol addiction it is a good idea to enroll in a program that will help you deal with your addiction. Alcohol and cigarettes can significantly increase your risk of pancreatitis attacks.

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