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how to lower amylase levels

A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
You don't: Amylase is an enzyme made by the salivary glands, pancreas and intestine and excreted into the gut to facilitate breakdown of starch into sugars. The ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
No: Statins may cause elevation in liver enzymes. Pancreatitis may rarely occur with use of some statins which is associated with rise in amylase levels.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Depends on the lab: However, there are pitfalls. The published ranges are set so that 5% of healthy people fall outside. Low values in a person who feels and appears well ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Macroamylasemia: One percent of folks have an antibody tagging their amylase which prevents it from being lost in the urine like other folks. If you feel well, and you ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I'm sorry nobody told you this. Acute pancreatitis can f ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Usually pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas and salivary glands raises serum levels of amylase. Serum lipase is elevated on pancreatic inflammation only. Intestina ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
No: High amylase and lipase in usually in disease of pancreas.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
High amylase: In pancreatitis amylase and lipase are both elevated more than three times the normal level, but amylase can be elevated without having pancreatitis.I ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Few things: if pain is severe ,you should go to the hospital. liquid diet otherwise. avoid alcohol. amylase level is usually normal, when it goes above normal, it ... Read More
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