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Creon was posted 08/09/2016 08:11 am by Anonymous
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Does your Father take Creon, or other prescription strength pancreatic enzymes with food? That is usually the first step in trying to get digestion back to normal after Whipple surgery.

Simple foods, relatively low in fat are easiest to handle. It's best to also stay relatively low carb as well. Have him try something simple like scrambled eggs with wheat toast, taken with a couple of Creon 12000 (or equivalent) taking one at first bite of meal and then second mid way through the meal. If he can handle that without problems then it is hopeful he can adjust his diet, and amount of Creon needed to get back to near normal. Also, try increasing the fiber in his diet. Some folks think that is the opposite of what is needed, but it worked for me. It is possible he is having what is known as 'dumping syndrome'. You can look that up and see if it applies. This is not uncommon after Whipple surgery, but usually gets better with time.

Diet is one of the most difficult adjustments after Whipple surgery. Hopefully your Dad can find what works for him and regain some of the weight he lost.

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