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Can alcohol raise lipase levels?

Can alcohol raise lipase levels?

In a way: Alcohol is one of the commoner causes of pancreatitis and pancreatitis is associated with raised lipase levels. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Igel
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Lipase (Definition)

Lipases, such as lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase, are enzymes that breakdown circulating triglycerides (tg). Specifically, lipases degrade tg rich lipoproteins including chylomicrons, very low density lipoprotein (vldl) and remnant particles produced by breakdown of chylomicron and vldl particles. Decreased lipase function leads to accumulation of ...Read more


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Lipase level of 889. How high is this considered? Concerning?

Lipase level of 889. How high is this considered? Concerning?

Pancreatitis: Hi. What did the doc who ordered the test tell you? We order tests for a reason to either try to confirm a suspicion or rule it out. In your case, it's looking for causes of your abdominal pain and bloating. Your lipase is high, and the most common reason would be pancreatitis, which certainly could be the cause of your symptoms. Pancreatitis can make you very sick. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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What can cause amylase & lipase levels to slightly elevate? They weren't too high like norm is under 300 it was 332. All rad tests are negative!

What can cause amylase & lipase levels to slightly elevate? They weren't too high like norm is under 300 it was 332. All rad tests are negative!

More than a little: Elevated. Elevations of amylase and lipase are usually due to pancreatic damage, and some times due to intestinal obstruction, renal failure. X-ray is not the most sensitive diagnostic tool for pancreatic lesions. Do you drink; or have gall stones? It would be prudent to consult a gasto-enterologist for a proper workup for your level of enzyme elevations. ...Read more

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My lipase level is rising. Norm is 176 at GI I was at 178 to 238 now at 293. The levels aren't very high but what things could be causing them to rise?

My lipase level is rising. Norm is 176 at GI I was at 178 to 238 now at 293. The levels aren't very high but what things could be causing them to rise?

Ans: Well need to start with a good history of you. Do you drink alcohol? You will need to follow up on these results and see if they improve. May need a scan so stay with your doctor ...Read more

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How do I reduce my lipase level?

How do I reduce my lipase level?

Why is it elevated?: An elevated lipase is usually an indication of pancreatitis and that needs to be treated by a physician and is not an issue for self diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause slightly elevated lipase levels?

How elevated?: It would help to know the number. Gall stones and alcohol are the common causes of elevated lipase. ...Read more

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My lipase levels are elevated. What can this mean?

Maybe nothing: A mild elevation of serum lipase generally means nothing whatever. Even taking an Ibuprofen tablet may raise the level. The reference range is simply what most folks have. Lipase is assayed primarily to rule out acute pancreatitis, which is not a subtle disease and in which lipase is usually several times above the top of the reference range. ...Read more

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My lipase level came back as 20, should I be concerned?

No: Serum lipase level of 20 is normal. Why did you have the test done? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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Lipase levels were mildly elevated; what would cause this?

High lipase levels: 33 F from Canada notes lipase levels mildly elevated and asks what could cause this. There are many things that can cause this including pancreatitis, gall bladder stone in pancreatic duct, meds, kidney disease, So you really need to ask the Dr who ordered it to interpret it for you as your team there knows you best. You can also google this. But I recommend uptodate. Com 4 best source of med info ...Read more

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What is considered to be a "normal lipase level" and what can you do to naturally increase it?

Where?: Lipase is usually measured in serum and it should be less than 160. It is secreted by pancreas and is normal constituent of intestine. There is no need to try to increase your serum level of lipase. If you have pancreatic deficiency, oral supplements are available, but you should discuss that with your doctor. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003465.htm. ...Read more

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Any significance to your lipase level going up in the past 3 months? It is still in the normal range, but a lot higher then it was. Levels 17, 38, 73,

Any significance to your lipase level going up in the past 3 months? It is still in the normal range, but a lot higher then it was. Levels 17, 38, 73,

Lipase levels: All your levels are normal and there is no cause for concern. Why are you having them measured? Do you have a problem or are you on a medication that requires the level to be measured? If that is the case continue to have the level monitored. Hopefully the levels will continue to be normal. ...Read more

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My hubsand is having mild pancreaties. His lipase level is 3429.8 u/l.He was admited for 2 days. Now at home with medicines, light diet. Need suggestion?

My hubsand is having mild pancreaties. His lipase level is 3429.8 u/l.He was admited for 2 days. Now at home with medicines, light diet. Need suggestion?

Work up: If your husband did this to himself drinking, get him into alcohol rehabilitation or yourself into a program for family members of problem drinkers. If not, he needs a proper workup, including a genetic check for the trypsinogen mutation and the cystic fibrosis genes that cause this stuff. ...Read more

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Normal lipase levels means healthy pancreas?

Not really: All it means is that you don't have pancreatitis at the time of the blood draw. If the pancreas were damaged by previous episodes of pancreatitis, the lipase would still be normal. ...Read more

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? All other blood work normal but lipase level is 1691???

A problem: Elevated lipase is usually quite specific for inflammation of the pancreas from either a gallstone, alcohol or a mass. Close follow up with your doctor is recomended ...Read more

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What does it mean when it ur lipase level is high and just diagnosed with celiac?

Pancreatitis: High lipase can indicate inflammation of the pancreas (chronic or acute). Talk to your doctor, he/she will explain this to you and come up with follow-up plans. ...Read more

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Does it make sense that my serum lipase level is higher after having eaten than when having fasted?

Yes: Lipase levels fluctuate and since you activate it when you eat, it's no surprise. If you feel basically well, levels mean little. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis? Is flattulance one of them? Is low lipase levels one?

Yes: Pancreatitis can be acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis is life threatening, its major symptom is abdominal pain and will typically present with a very high lipase. Chronic pancreatitis will present with bouts of recurrent abdominal pain and may associate flatulence. Pancreatic insufficiency, specifically lipase, may cause flatulence also. Dietary changes along with enzyme replacement may help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lipase level is 29 u/l the standard range of that blood test is <=58 does this mean my lipase is low or normal?

Normal: 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. Having said that, your lipase level is normal. Lipase levels below the "normal" limit are not abnormal. ...Read more

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VSGsurgery a week and 1/2 ago. Lipase level is 92. Surgeon doesn't seem to concerned. Pain in upper right abd that comes/goes. Better with meds. Worry?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Likely, okay... but: Please closely follow suggestion and instruction from your VSG surgery. Some 10 days after major weight loss-related surgery, time & patience are most likely the best medications as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. More on How to Handle Sickness? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work well with doctor... ...Read more

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Labs came back lipase level is 59 im having some pain on my left side. I don't drink and don't have a galbladder. What could it be?

Pain: Pain in the abdomen and back can be very difficult to figure out but looking at urine, your blood work like your lipase and if needed certain x-rays or a cat scan will ultimately help sort most of these issues out. You should go see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What causes low lipase levels on blood test? Lipase 7 IU/L (range is 15-60) Amylase 38 IU/L (range is 28-100) Would this cause symptoms?

Means nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Unless you're obviously sick with bad maldigestion, I would make nothing of this ...Read more

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Can gallstones cause only lipase levels to elevate (and not amylase)?

Depends: If and where gallstones are obstructing biliary system. If gallstones obstruct pancreatic duct and inflame pancreas, both Lipase and Amylase levels can rise, but Lipase is a more specific and accurate measure of pancreatic damage. ...Read more

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If someone has chronic pancreatitis, will their amylase and lipase levels always be elevated? Or only during flare ups?

Not Necessarily: Serum amylase and lipase may or may not be elevated in cases of chronic pancreatitis, depending on the severity of inflammation and cell damage. Of the two, lipase is more likely to mildly elevated. While lipase is specific to the pancreas (amylase comes from other sources), both are commonly elevated in cases of acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Elevated lipase level two days in row. Recent VSG surgery. No pain or other symtpoms. Just lipase. Does this mean cancer?

Elevated lipase level two days in row. Recent VSG surgery. No pain or other symtpoms. Just lipase. Does this mean cancer?

Pancreatitis or VSG: A vertical sleeve gastrectomy removes about 75% of stomach, including the part that covers a lot of the pancreas. Both surgery in this area and general anesthesia can cause elevations in lipase, which represent pancreatitis. CANCER NEVER ELEVATES LIPASE (very rare cases). Lipase must have been measured because of pain -- no other reason. Could also be a leak or an ulcer. Rec endoscopy & CT. ...Read more