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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes pancreatitis?

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    Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    The main risk factors or causes of pancreatitis include:

    • chronic alcoholism
    • biliary tract disease
    • gallstones
    • viral infections

    If you suspect you may have pancreatitis make sure you get checked out by your doctor/GP. An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can help you to manage this condition through dietary strategies that help to relieve the symptoms associated with pancreatitis. To find an APD, head the the Dietitians Association of Australia's website: www.daa.asn.au

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    Mr Amro Labib

    Breast Surgeon, Endocrine Surgeon (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal), General Surgeon

    I would aslo add 

    Smoking 

    Some medications as other causes of Pancreatitis 

     

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