... giiven to me from my doctor is that I CANNOT ever drink alcohol again. Does anyone know or have experienced being able to have 2 or 3 beers a week and not have any further problems or flair ups?
By the time you are suffering from Pancreatitis, your Pancreas is almost done for. There is no medication to cure it, transplants; I have never heard of. It is a small organ that hates punishment and does not regenerate. If you have dreams of living beyond the immediate future; DON'T DRINK. Simple.
Hi, i got the following information from the drink aware web site... you might find it interesting and hopefully useful...
Most cases of acute pancreatitis come on pretty quickly. The pancreas becomes inflamed but it only stays that way for a few days and there isn’t usually any permanent damage. However, one in five cases of acute pancreatitis are severe. Enzymes from your pancreas can get in your blood stream and lead to more serious conditions like kidney failure.
Acute: Scientists aren’t sure exactly how alcohol causes the condition. One theory is that the molecules in alcohol interfere with the cells of the pancreas, stopping them working properly. Whatever the cause, there is a clear link between drinking alcohol and acute pancreatitis – and the more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of developing the condition (And it’s worse if you smoke. Cigarettes are thought to increase the harmful effects of alcohol on the pancreas).
With acute pancreatitis, even if it’s not been caused by alcohol, you should avoid drinking completely for at least six months. You need to give your pancreas time to recover.
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