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Doctor insights on: Lipase Protease And Amylase Side Effects

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Can pancreatic enzymes with protease, amylase and lipase hurt or help cancer?

Can pancreatic enzymes with protease, amylase and lipase hurt or help cancer?

Health fraud: Giving the pancreatic enzymes that help in pancreatic insufficiency (cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatic scarring) as a cancer treatment is a cynical, cruel fraud. It's often packaged with "detoxification" and coffee enemas. Don't pay money to the people who've tried to deceive you on the thought "what if it did work?". ...Read more

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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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What is an average level of serum lipase or amylase for 50 year old?

Narmam amlase 50yrs: It is 0 to137 u/per litre, per normal values may vary from lab to lab, check your lab lipase level is 0 to 160 units per litre. ...Read more

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What % of chronic or acute pancreatitis shows elevated Lipase or Amylase?

Acute tests: A 1998 study found that 100% of patients with acute pancreatitis had an elevated lipase, and 95% had an elevated amylase directly upon admission to the hospital. As their hospitalization continued, those values dropped off and so the tests would be less useful for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was informed by my doc that high lipase and a normal-ranged amylase together is insignificant(=nothing wrong). So having high lipase is fine?

It depends: How do you FEEL? Lipase is a test fraught with pitfalls in its performance, and reference ranges are set for most lab tests so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you have serious abdominal pain and a lesion in your pancreas, I'd worry that your low amylase is an error. If you feel well, I'd forget the lipase. ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Amylase (Definition)

An enzyme produced by either the panceas or the salivary glands that aid is the ...Read more