How to eat after pancreatitis and gallbladder removal?
December 28, 2012 8:54 AM Subscribe
How and what to eat after pancreatitis and no gallbladder?
posted by modoriculous to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
A close friend of mine had a severe case of acute pancreatitis a little over a year ago. It was found that gallstones were the cause and they then had their gallbladder removed. So now, over a year later, they're still getting nauseous when eating even a little bit of fat. They stick to a 7 grams or less of fat per meal.
The doctors don't seem to be able to sit my friend down and help them figure this out or recommend what to do during the recovery period. I've read that some people have recommended Cholestyramine (a prescription bile salt) that could be a cause so I may have my friend ask the doctor about this. (They see a GI and a primary).
Her pancreas is apparently doing great and has recovered. But they have lost a lot of weight and seem weak due to the inability to eat a lot. Any advice or experience with this would be greatly appreciated!
Also, I understand that this may be something that cannot be fixed, but we're trying to at least exhaust out research and do everything possible to improve the situation. Thanks for your help.
In addition, the pancreatitis caused a pseudocyst to form which causes back pain. She's had multiple endoscopys to drain the cyst and put in a stint.