What can help with appetite and weight loss?
- It’s fine to eat and drink what you feel like, even if that’s only small amounts.
- Try having small meals or snacks of things that you fancy. You may find soft food such as soup, yoghurt or ice cream easier to eat.
- You should continue to take pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) while you are eating, but you can reduce the amount you take if you are eating less.
- It is important to treat any problems that are stopping you eating, such as pain, sickness or tiredness.
- Gentle physical activity can help to increase your appetite and help you maintain or improve your strength and fitness.
Your doctor or nurse can refer you to a dietitian for help with eating. They may suggest nutritional supplements to increase the amount of energy (calories) and protein in your diet.