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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience Family Medicine
Amylase: Conditions that could cause high amylase include pancreatitis and salivary conditions such as mumps. Avoid milk, dairy products, alcohol and fatty f ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No such thing: Amylase is an enzyme that helps you digest carbohydrates. If you feel well, your serum amylase is not a concern.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pancreas and : Salivary glands. Amylase is needed for digestion of starch and is made predominantly by pancreas and salivary glands.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not naturally: Yeast and some cereals contain amylase but in high enough amounts to be useful. Industry adds amylase to baked good, cake mixes, beer and other alcoh ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ladd
Dr. Alan Ladd answered
26 years experience General Surgery
Amylase: An enzyme produced by either the panceas or the salivary glands that aid is the digestion of food, sugars.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How do you FEEL?: About 1% of healthy folks have their amylase tagged with an immunoglobulin that prevents it from being lost via the kidney like other folks. This is n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: They'll have trouble breaking down carbohydrates in the diet. It's very uncommon, seems mild, and curiously, the index patient was constipated, perhap ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Reference range: These ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. A VERY low amylase might warn of a person who's lost their pancreas, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Good question.: amylase is one of a group of enzymes that catalyze the metabolism of starches and glycogen. A normal reference value for someone your age is35-115 uni ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Elevated amylase levels are usually due to inflammation of the pancreas which is generally associated with considerable pain. What is you amylase leve ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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