Many people around the world suffer from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Pancreatic dysfunction caused by pancreatitis often leads to weight loss. For most patients with pancreatitis, the following question remains - how to gain weight?
Pancreatitis is a disease of the pancreas that interferes with normal digestion and absorption of food. Most often, with this pathology, the patient begins to lose weight, which poses a danger to his health with a decrease in body weight below the permissible norm. The main reason for weight loss is that when the patient's diet is poor, the patient's pancreas releases too many enzymes, which are activated mainly within the pancreas itself. Further, the inflammatory process begins, accompanied by pain, vomiting, diarrhea and a significant decrease in appetite.In order to restore body weight to normal in chronic conditions, you need to adhere to certain dietary rules that allow you to remove the adverse effect of the disease on metabolism.
Eliminate foods that cause inflammation of the pancreas from your diet. These include alcoholic and carbonated drinks, smoked meats and pickles, as well as products containing a large amount of animal fat: pork, lamb, etc. Limit the consumption of meat broths and cabbage, eat vegetables and fruits in pure form. This will provide a gentle load on the digestive system and pancreas, thereby removing the main factor leading to weight loss.
Distribute food intake so that there are no more than 3 hours between meals. In this case, the meals themselves should be at least 5-6 per day. Also, try to increase your caloric intake by increasing the amount of animal protein in your diet - lean meat and poultry. This way, you will provide yourself with enough materials to build body cells and gain additional mass.
Use vitamin complexes that contain minerals as food supplements. With pancreatitis, the body often lacks these substances, and they are required to ensure normal metabolic processes and increase body weight.
Additionally, protein shakes taken between meals can be used to accelerate weight gain. Baby food is also suitable. In severe cases, as indicated by a doctor, intravenous nutrition can be prescribed for the period of the acute course of the disease.