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My dad is suddenly having rashes all over his body and he took alpha chemo trypsin for 4 days what could it be?

My dad is suddenly having rashes all over his body and he took alpha chemo trypsin for 4 days what could it be?

Stop the drug : First of- is stop the Alpha chemo trypsin or whatever new medication that he takes. Second, call his primary care doctor and go to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Drug induced rash is very common and sometimes, not only annoying and that could be lethal in a few condition- like in steven johnson syndome etc. ...Read more

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Trypsin (Definition)

Trypsin is an enzyme made and secreted by the pancreas to help breakdown/digest the profteins you consume. It is actually secreted in an inactive-form called trypsinogen; once in the small instestine area, it is converted into trypsin which then breaks down the protein down to aminoacids to ready for absorption into your body. Trypsin deficiency is quite serious. ...Read more


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Is it safe to take a nutritional supplement that has trypsin and chemotrypsin if you have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?

Is it safe to take a nutritional supplement that has trypsin and chemotrypsin if you have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?

Yes but not helpful: Trypsin ; chemotrypsin being proteins get digested and broken down in to individual Amino Acids before being absorbed from the gut. So in terms of safety, there are no concerns. However, i don't think they have any value of health benefit as nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trypsin?

What is the definition or description of: trypsin?

A protein enzyme: Trypsin is an enzyme made and secreted by the pancreas to help breakdown/digest the profteins you consume. It is actually secreted in an inactive-form called trypsinogen; once in the small instestine area, it is converted into trypsin which then breaks down the protein down to aminoacids to ready for absorption into your body. Trypsin deficiency is quite serious. Have fun learning..Good luck. ...Read more

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How does trypsin work on proteins?

How does trypsin work on proteins?

It...: Trypsin helps "snip" proteins into amino acids, which are absorbed and put together into proteins your body needs to make! ...Read more

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Trypsin hormone is secreted by which part of a body?

Trypsin hormone is secreted by which part of a body?

NOT a hormone: Hi. Trypsin is NOT a hormone! It's an enzyme that digests dietary proteins. Trypsin is made by the pancreas and excreted into the small intestine when a meal is eaten to break down proteins into smaller chains of amino acids in preparation for absorption into the body. ...Read more

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I am 68.Is it safe to take trypsin+chymotrypsin tablet for long time? How much & when it should be taken

I am 68.Is it safe to take trypsin+chymotrypsin tablet for long time? How much & when it should be taken

Yes: these are prescribed for years in people who lack their production due to pancreatic disease. They are taken right before meals to help digestion when they are NOT made due to previous pancreatic disease. ...Read more

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Trypsin and insulin both hormones?

Trypsin and insulin both hormones?

Different: Trypsin is an enzyme and is part of the digestive process. Insulin is a hormone which is secreted by the pancreas and circulates throughout the body. ...Read more

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Trypsin and insulin are both hormones?

Trypsin and insulin are both hormones?

No: Trypsin is a digestive enzyme secreted by the acinar cells of pancreas into the ducts and from there into intestine. Salivary glands also secrete trypsin. Insulin is a hormone, made by the beta cell in pancreatic islets and released into blood. ...Read more