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Doctor insights on: Pepsin Enzymes Vs Neutral Enzymes

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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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Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Trypsin: Protease is a general term of any enzyme that breaks down proteins and includes, trypsin, and chymotrypsin. ...Read more

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Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?

Does taking OTC digestive enzymes with amylase and amyloglucosidase helps with fructose intolerance?

Probably not: Amylase and amyloglucosidase (a type of amylase) break starches into sugars. Fructose itself is already a sugar. So, these two enzymes should not affect fructose intolerance. ...Read more

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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Could prevacid (lansoprazole) elevate liver enzymes?

Yes, not common: Studies have shown that Prevacid (lansoprazole) has only rarely been associated with hepatic injury and elevated liver enzymes. Less than 1%. ...Read more

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Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Yes, but: Nicotinic acid which is niacin (Vitamin B3) can cause brief elevations in liver enzymes in some people which can resolve and pose no problem in most. Here is a detailed discussion on the subject: http://livertox.nih.gov/Niacin.htm ...Read more

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Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Acid in stomach which activates pepsin needed for protein digestion?

Yes: Yes pepsin and other enzymes called proteases are activated by the acid in the stomach . The proteases break apart the Amino Acid links within the chain that makes a protein. The freed Amino Acids are then absorbed by the small intestines. Some small chains of Amino Acids are also broken down in the small intestine or absorbed directly. ...Read more

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Is pepsin enzyme produced by stomach same as pepsin found in papaya?

Good question: The enzymes are not exact, but they act similarly. Papya has been a traditional aid to digestion. However, how equivalent the papaya pepsin is to your natural enzyme I do not know. ...Read more

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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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Do digestive enzyme supplements causes elevation of AST? AST 65 ,Alt normal range

Do digestive enzyme supplements causes elevation of AST? AST 65 ,Alt normal range

No: Look for a different cause. Why is the person taking the supplements in any case? Adult-onset cystic fibrosis is one cause of both pancreatic insufficiency and elevated liver enzymes in some cases. ...Read more

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Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are you deficient?: Some folks have pancreatic lesions and cannot digest their food without supplemental enzymes. This is a common problem in kids with cystic fibrosis. For most folks, it's a complete waste of money -- like wearing glasses if you don't need them. ...Read more

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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Which foods helps pepsin production in the stomack ? Is there foods contains pepsin directly?

Which foods helps pepsin production in the stomack ? Is there foods contains pepsin directly?

Pepsin: Pepsin is produced in the stomach in response to protein intake in food. The pesin is a digestive enzyme that the stomach produces in order to digest protein foods. ...Read more

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Is salmon omega 3 capsules useful in elevated sgpt, sgot, bilirubin's and triglyceride levels ?

Is salmon omega 3 capsules useful in elevated sgpt, sgot, bilirubin's and triglyceride levels ?

Don't treat labs: Omega-3's have been a massive disappointment in most areas when subjected to scientific testing. Most important is finding WHY these liver tests are up. If it's chronic hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, or autoimmune hepatitis, you're going to die if you're not diagnosed & Rx'd. If this is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, nothing will help as much as getting aerobically fit. ...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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Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: I appreciate your strength in crash dieting, but plans for permanent lifestyle change are even more helpful. The fatty liver seen in nutritional deficiency is well-known and this may be why your liver enzymes spiked. Or they may have been high all along from obesity or from some other cause worth finding. ...Read more

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Does vat/low temp pasteurization denature/inactivate the enzyme phosphatase in milk?

Homework?: Is this a homework question? You will find the answer here. http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/metabolomics/enzyme-explorer/analytical-enzymes/alkaline-phosphatase.html more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_phosphatase http://www.milkfacts.info/Milk%20Composition/Protein.htm ...Read more

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Can fatty liver increase and decrease liver enzymes all the time? Alt 110 AST 50 alp 103.... Bilirubin is 1.15 and direct 0.12

Can fatty liver increase and decrease liver enzymes all the time? Alt 110 AST 50 alp 103.... Bilirubin is 1.15 and direct 0.12

Yes: Liver elevations in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rise and fall unpredictably. I trust hepatitis c and medication allergy have been ruled out. It's not widely known, but a key to managing non-alcoholic fatty liver is aerobic fitness -- think about increasing your commitment to an athletic lifestyle. ...Read more

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Cause of elevations in proinsulin, c-peptides and proinsulin:c-peptide ratio, c reactive protein & ferritin. Normal A1c & glucose. Previously overwei?

Cause of elevations in proinsulin, c-peptides and proinsulin:c-peptide ratio, c reactive protein & ferritin. Normal A1c & glucose.  Previously overwei?

Can't answer: Nobody here can answer without your clinical history, though i wouldn't be surprised if you have hemochromatosis -- truth is, i hope you do, because it's the easiest of all the deadly diseases to manage. It's also worth remembering that serum ferritin is an acute phase reactant and likely to be high during some other illness. You're a person, not a set of labs. Insist on a full explanation. ...Read more