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Over The Counter Lipase Enzymes
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
Can someone have pancreatitis with no pain? I have elevated amylase serum at 206 and lipase enzymes at 898
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
Why is my husbands lipase 450 and amylase 250 so high. They said he has cirrossis of the liver. Those are pancreatic enzyme's.
I'm sorry: Elevated lipase and amylase can result from ongoing damage to the pancreas from alcohol -- perhaps refluxing up a damaged duct, or he may have a cystic fibrosis variant, a hereditary pancreatitis, or any of several other entities. Few diseases truly involve only one organ, and he may have more than one thing going on. This sounds serious and I am glad he has you to care for & love him. ...Read more
Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?
I have gerd, 4 small gastric ulcers, & gastritis. Lipase enzymes mildly over limit, amylase levels are fine. What could this be from?
Excessive acid: There could be a medical condition causing too much acidity (zollinger-ellison) syndrome, or it could be from an h. Pylorii infection. Please discuss further with your GI doc since further testing is available to figure this out. Best wishes. ...Read more
R digestive enzymes good? Do they actually work with probiotics too? Enzymes such as amylase protease's lipase bromelain cellulase papaya etc. Safe?
Digestive enzymes : are good especially if you lack your own digestive enzymes and there is no long term harm. ...Read more
Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause low blood sugar of 64 in a patient with stage 3 CKD & elevated amylase and lipase enzymes. No diagnosis of pancreatitis from mayo.
Very unlikely: Up until october of 2013 there have only been 7 cases of hypoglycemia reported to the fda regarding Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) out of hundreds of thousands of prescriptions that have been written. Also, 64 is not technically low blood sugar.It must be below 50, and some specialists would use 40 aat a hypoglycemic cut-off. ...Read more
Mom has jaundice w elevated liver enzymes, and elevated amylase and lipase. Ct w contrast was done, no tumors seen. Could this be pancreatic cancer?
It is unclear: Hi kitten40047. The jaundice and elevated enzymes are concerning. It is reassuring to hear that the ct was negative. There may be other reasons for her symptoms. However, in the absence of any other explanation for the symptoms she has, you may want to have mom undergo additional tests, including perhaps MRI or endoscopy, which may shed more light on the pancreatic and liver areas. ...Read more
Be aware: Do not take any medication unless there is a valid need or reason. Always follow the doctor's or manufacturer's directions. ...Read more
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
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
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
Not enough amounts: Quantity and concentration related, and you get nasty foul smelling greasy stools. ...Read more
Curious: What type of question is this? Why are you interested in this? ...Read more
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.So total calorie absorption is reduced and because of the side effects which are not pleasant people cut down on their fat intake and that helps too. ...Read more
Probably yes.: Lipase inhibitors are used to reduce the activity of lipases in the intestine to reduce fat absorption in the gut. They can have side effects like oily spotting, fecal inconsistence, flatus with discharge and abdominal cramping. Additionally, higher blood pressure, dry mouth, constipation, headache, and insomnia were reported. A malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins may develop. See comment. ...Read more