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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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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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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!

Gallbladder: Passing small gallstones is a possible reason for your elevated amylase and lipase. If you had an ultrasound, and it was normal, no stones and no sludge then consider a nuclear tech hida. Your doc or GI specialist will need to be consulted. ...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