What do I need to know about caring for someone with pancreatitis?

When caring for someone with pancreatitis you need to monitor their diet, habits, and pain. A person affected by pancreatitis will require a special diet of low fat food, reduced caffeine, and water. They also need to cut out habits like alcohol and cigarettes, which aggravate pancreatitis. You may need to monitor pain levels of those affected with chronic pancreatitis and give them pain medication.

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