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Doctor insights on: Enzymes To Treat Pancreatitis

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How to treat fatty pancrease (pancrelipase)?

How to treat fatty  pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Usually no need: Dr. Kim is correct. As an autopsy pathologist, i see this frequently and unless there is obvious disease already, it's a normal variant. Different people deposit fat in different places (look around you!) and many people store some in their pancreas. ...Read more

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Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

Yes, but it usually: Means that the gallstones are in the common duct, causing intermittent obstruction or inflammation. It is a complication of gallstones, and a bit more complicated to treat than gallstones in your gallbladder. ...Read more

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How do you treat elevated liver enzymes?

How do you treat elevated liver enzymes?

Treat the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well. ...Read more

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How to "cure" an elevated alt(high liver enzymes)?

How to "cure" an elevated alt(high liver enzymes)?

Don't Rx a lab: Instead of 'curing' a lab value, find the cause. This may be your warning that you're drinking too much, taking a medicine that's wrong for you, have hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis (all of which are treatable, life-or-death illnesses) or just need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more

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How to cure an elevated alt(high liver enzymes)?

Find the cause: Probably one of the following -- alcohol, some medication you're allergic to, hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, antitrypsin deficiency, being overweight / not exercising. All are manageable, and all are danger to your life. Don't 'treat a lab value'. Get to the cause. This would be a great time to get trim & fit regardless. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

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How can I treat primary biliary cirrhosis ?

How can I treat primary biliary cirrhosis ?

Ursodiol: There is not much available to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, but ursodiol helps normalize the liver enzymes. For other therapies you should discuss with a hepatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat liver inflamation?

How to treat liver inflamation?

Hepatitis: Hi, liver inflammation is a very common term. Depending upon the underlying cause of this inflammation treatment can be directed. Most common causes are alcoholic, viral inflammation( hepatitis a/b/c), drug related( acetaminophen, etc). Abstinence in the case of alcoholic ; appropriate treatment for the viral causes can treat the inflammation depending upon the stage of the inflammation. ...Read more

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What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

Oral dissolution: for gallstones is not very successful in general. This medication is only effective for gallstones with specific composition and size. It can cause liver damage. It also takes a long time for stones to dissolve. And they can re-form even after complete dissolution. For these reasons, preferred treatment for symptomatic gallstones is surgical cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic gastritis?

How to treat chronic gastritis?

Depends on cause: if h pylori - that can be treated with antibiotics, if NSAIDs - can avoid using them. lot of chronic gastritis is idiopathic though, and there is no specific treatment for that besides trying to get you feel better. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Can diabetes cause your liver enzyme to be elevated?

Yes: 1. Poor control causes abnormal lipid/cholesterol pattern 2. Diabetes associated with genetic abnormalities in cholesterol combination increase risk of fatty liver, hepatitis, even liver failure must treat diabetes and cholesterol agresssively and it can all be prevented. ...Read more

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Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Inflammation: Elevated liver enzymes usually refer to increase in ast and alt (lab value > 30 in men and >18 in female are "elevated"). This inflammation can be from different causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or viral hepatitis, alcohol, autoiummune, metabolic, drugs, etc. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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How to diagnose pancreatic dysfunction? Amylase, lipase and insulin blood test?

How to diagnose pancreatic dysfunction? Amylase, lipase and insulin blood test?

History & physical: If the pancreas is inflamed or damaged, amylase and lipase are often up, and it's not subtle. If your pancreas isn't functioning properly, you'll be losing weight with no explanation and probably have diarrhea / steatorrhea. Your physician can check your stool for pancreatic enzymes. It's rare but with a suggestive history, a screen may show something that could respond to enzyme replacement. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose pancreatitis? Raised amylase and lipase? Please explain

Inflamed pancreas: Acute pancreatitis causes significant upper abdominal discomfort which may radiate through to the back. It can be confused with acute gastritis, peptic ulcer or acute gall bladder inflammation. Elevations of serum amylase and llpase are diagnostic. ...Read more

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What causes liver enzymes to be elevated in fatty liver?

What causes liver enzymes to be elevated in fatty liver?

Damage to liver: Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release their enzymes (ast, alt) into the bloodstream. ...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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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more