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How to gain weight in condition of chronic pancreatitis

I am a patient of chronic pancreatitis. My weight is constant for last 7 years. how can i gain some weight?
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replied May 5th, 2012
Hi there.

I've had alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis for 18 years. For the first 5 years I was completely unable to gain weight... stuck at about 120 pounds. The last 10 years I've been better (mostly) and weight a normal 140 pounds.

The key to weight is many small, low fat meals. Only fat seems to cause pain for me. Eat an easy to digest small meal every hour.


(1) 2 slices of simple bread every hour


(2) about a cup of lo-fat ice cream every hour

Right now I eat about 2 liters of lo-fat ice cream every day on top of my usual diet.
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replied April 25th, 2018
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While some people may want to be thinner, losing weight isn't always a good thing. In fact, losing weight without trying is one of the tell-tale signs of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), a digestive problem that can be caused by pancreatic diseases or other medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Try out herbal supplement.
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