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

When caring for someone with acute pancreatitis, encourage them to avoid alcohol and tobacco. Prepare low-fat meals and provide plenty of water. Assist the individual with relaxation therapy, yoga, and meditation to help manage their pain. Be alert for increased symptoms or signs of infection.

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