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How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

How are lipase inhibitors (orlistat) used as a fat blocking medication?

Orlistat stool chang: No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats
orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fats are in the stools undigested and there is limited absorption. ...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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Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Has anyone used lipase inhibitors (orlistat) the fat blocking medication?

Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? Random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. Positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? Random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. Positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

Biopsy Needed: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis. On CAT scan, it sometimes looks like a pancreatic mass. I saw a patient who was thought to have pancreatic cancer. But her biopsy showed autoimmune pancreatitis. Sometimes autoimmune pancreatitis is part of IGG4-related systemic disease, and can mimic other diseases like sjogrens. Since you also have facial swelling, consider this dx ...Read more

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What causes low lipase?

No disease: Low lipase is not a pathologic state. You did not state the actual level and the normal ranges that the lab would have reported. ...Read more

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What does having a high lipase mean?

What does having a high lipase mean?

Pancreatitis: High serum levels of lipase, at about three times the upper limit of normal, is usually associated with pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Is a lipase lvl of 360 units of normal range?

No: The level is higher than normal. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003465.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lipase?

What is the definition or description of: lipase?

Triglyceride: 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 tg rich lipoprotein particles. ...Read more

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Chronic lipase elevation. Negative EUS. Possible causes?

Ignore it: Some people's lipase always runs high, and if the amylase is normal and there's nothing else to suggest pancreatitis on imaging or maldigestion / pancreatic insufficiency clinically, this is probably a false lead. ...Read more

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Is a lipase number of 83 high? They say the cutoff for normal level is 60

Do not worry: If you do not have symptoms and do not drink alcohol, an isolated reading of a mildly elevated lipase is not some thing to be concerned about. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What can cause intermittent mildly high lipase? It has come and go for years.

Ignore it: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I wouldn't give this another thought. When its' meaningful, abnormal lipase is far from the reference range. ...Read more

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I have elevated lipase after having eaten, but within normal range after having fasted. Why?

Normal response: Some of the enzyme normally released by the pancreas into the intestine may spill into blood. It is not unique to lipase. Intestine alkaline phosphatase also increases in blood with a meal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Olive oil: At least that's what we used for assays when I was doing a lot of clinical chemistry. Today kitmakers sell you "lipase substrate" which the physician need only do quality control on. I suspect it's olive oil. ...Read more

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Is there any way to consume lipase with orlistat?

Why?: Orlistat is a lipase blocker causing fatty diarrhea thereby leading to weight loss. Taking lipase will cause your fats to be absorbed offsetting the effect of orlistat. It makes no sense to take both together. ...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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Is anyone on lipase inhibitors for months?

Unknown: Really, I don't know of anyone these days. ...Read more

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What are lipase inhibitors (orlistat)?

Orlistat: Orlistat is lipase inhibiter and is used to loose weight in over weight individuals with low fat, low calorie diet and exercise. So fat is in not absorped in its entirity and is passed undigested in stools. ...Read more

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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 does an elevated lipase and amylase mean?

Can be pancreas infl: Amylase: enzyme made by pancreas and salivary glands. Elevation can be seen with pancreatitis, mumps, vomiting/bulimia sometimes with other GI (gallbladder, ulcer), gyn issues.
Lipase is a somewhat more specific pancreatic enzyme. Mild elevations non specific, very high more specific marker of pancreatic inflammation. Kidney disease screws up the values. Incr. In cystic fibrosis, celiac, . ...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 are normal Lipase and Amylase levels for 27 year old female?

What are normal Lipase and Amylase levels for 27 year old female?

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 aren't helpful. Just the irritation of an ERCP can raise the numbers. And 1% of humankind have an antibody that causes a high amylase without there being anything else wrong. Most mild variations from normal can be ignored. ...Read more

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My lipase is 61u/l when the reference range is 13-60. Is this a problem???

Probably not: If your doctor suspects that there is any problem with your pancreas then they may want to repeat it but if this was just found in routine labs then I would just ignore it. Slight levels outside of the range rarely mean that there is a problem. ...Read more

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What does "amylase is more sensitive and lipase test is more specific" mean?

See below:: Amylase is elevated more often in patients with panreatitis, but elevated amylase, unless substantially high does not mean pancreatitis. When lipase is elevated the person is more likely to have pancreatitis. See this site for general explanation of these terms
http://gim. Unmc. Edu/dxtests/reviewof. Htm. ...Read more

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Amylase elevated -250. Lipase is normal. What causes this?? Should I be concerned?

Any symptoms?: Why were these tests ordered? There are many causes of elevated amylase and it would require in person evaluation to ascertain the cause. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003464.htm
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Normal eus but lipase now highest ever at 1600. Causes? No drinking or other risk factors.

Normal eus but lipase now highest ever at 1600. Causes? No drinking or other risk factors.

Need more info: Too complex a situation to be dealt with by a text message. We need to know more information, such as what does your CT scan show, and whether your amylase and white blood count are also elevated. You might consider a second opinion on HealthTap Prime, if you have your lab and x-ray reports. Otherwise, return to your gastroenterologist for further evaluation. ...Read more