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30 Memes that Perfectly Describe Life with Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness can be quite a challenge. If you’re managing one of the many chronic conditions like pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, or arthritis, you are well aware of how it can affect your daily life. From never-ending symptoms to ongoing discomfort, these conditions come with many challenges. At times, it might seem …

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Chronic Illness Quotes: From Inner Strength to Laughter

Chronic illnesses are like uninvited guests who never seem to leave. They stick around, sometimes for a lifetime, reshaping the way our bodies function. Conditions like pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes are just a few examples of these unrelenting companions. Chronic illness doesn’t just play tricks on our bodies; it can also mess with our …

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Low-Fat Options at Popular Fast Food Restaurants

Living with chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be a daily struggle. Beyond navigating symptoms like recurring pain and fatigue, another challenge for many chronic pancreatitis patients is avoiding flare-causing foods, like those high in fat. Depending on specific and personal nutrition needs, it’s typically recommended that chronic pancreatitis patients limit their daily fat to anywhere between …

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Yoga for Pancreatitis: A Guide to Manage Your Health

Yoga is an ancient practice that promotes physical and mental health and well-being through the emphasis on breathwork, holding physical postures, and meditation. Research shows that yoga has significant health benefits, including stress relief, support of healthy activity habits, and improved sleep. Frequent yoga practice has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of chronic illnesses …

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Pancreatitis and Peanut Butter: A Nutty Dilemma

You may have already heard about the ‘sticky’ relationship between pancreatitis and peanut butter. Peanut butter is a popular spread known for its smooth texture and creamy flavor. However, for those with pancreatitis, peanut butter may trigger feelings of discomfort, abdominal pain, or flare-ups. When it comes to pancreatitis, experts recommend eating a low-fat diet. …

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Honey and Pancreatitis: Can You Include It in Your Diet?

Honey is a natural sweetener that offers several health and anti-inflammatory benefits. For pancreatitis patients in particular, honey can be a helpful source of energy (calories) for those who struggle to eat enough food, are malnourished, or are unintentionally losing weight. On the other hand, when it comes to pancreatitis, it is always important to …

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How is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI/PEI) Diagnosed?

In this Mission: Cure patient education video, Dr. Steve Freedman from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School explains exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: diagnosis, treatment, and frequently asked questions. Stay Up-To-Date on the Latest Pancreatitis Advancements Mission: Cure is a coalition of patients, doctors, researchers, and entrepreneurs pioneering a new approach to curing diseases …

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What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI/PEI)? Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment

In this Mission: Cure patient education video, Dr. Steve Freedman from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School explains exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: what it is, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment. Stay Up-To-Date on the Latest Pancreatitis Advancements Mission: Cure is a coalition of patients, doctors, researchers, and entrepreneurs pioneering a new approach to …

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