You cannot completely prevent
pancreatitis caused by
gallstones. But you may be able to reduce your risk of
forming gallstones by staying at a healthy weight with a balanced diet and
regular exercise. For more information, see the topic
You can reduce your chance of
having pancreatitis by not drinking alcohol excessively. The amount of alcohol
needed to cause pancreatitis varies from one person to another. Generally,
moderate consumption is considered no more than 2
alcoholic beverages a day for men and 1 a day for
women and older people.
Smoking may increase your chance of having
pancreatitis. If you smoke, it's a good idea to quit.
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November 14, 2014
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