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Dr. Mark Schwartz
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Trypsin (Overview)

Trypsin is an enzyme made and secreted by the pancreas to help breakdown/digest the profteins you consume. It is actually secreted in an inactive-form called trypsinogen; once in the small instestine area, it is converted into trypsin which then breaks down the protein down to aminoacids to ready for absorption into your body. Trypsin deficiency is quite serious. Have fun learning..Good luck.


Dr. Mark Schwartz
192 doctors shared insights

Trypsin (Overview)

Trypsin is an enzyme made and secreted by the pancreas to help breakdown/digest the profteins you consume. It is actually secreted in an inactive-form called trypsinogen; once in the small instestine area, it is converted into trypsin which then breaks down the protein down to aminoacids to ready for absorption into your body. Trypsin deficiency is quite serious. Have fun learning..Good luck.


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Can you tell me about immunoreactive trypsin test for (cf) detect (cf) carriers ?

Can you tell me about immunoreactive trypsin test for (cf) detect (cf) carriers ?

High in carriers?: The CF screening test checks for a chemical made by the pancreas, an organ that helps with digestion. This chemical is called immunoreactive trypsinogen, or IRT. It is normally found in small amounts in the body. It can be elevated in patients with CF and in carriers who have normal sweat chloride tests ...Read more

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How does trypsin work on proteins?

How does trypsin work on proteins?

It...: Trypsin helps "snip" proteins into amino acids, which are absorbed and put together into proteins your body needs to make! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a nutritional supplement that has trypsin and chemotrypsin if you have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?

Is it safe to take a nutritional supplement that has trypsin and chemotrypsin if you have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?

Yes but not helpful: Trypsin ; chemotrypsin being proteins get digested and broken down in to individual Amino Acids before being absorbed from the gut. So in terms of safety, there are no concerns. However, i don't think they have any value of health benefit as nutritional supplements. ...Read more

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My doc has advised me tablet having trypsin:chymotrypsin for my groin pain.Which cannot b evaluated physicaly, with MRI or usg.Usefulness&side effects?

My doc has advised me tablet having trypsin:chymotrypsin for my groin pain.Which cannot b evaluated physicaly, with MRI or usg.Usefulness&side effects?

An Alternate Voice: I believe having watched your obsession about this that no pill will work. I think you need to move out of the mindset of pills and fixes and move to eastern medicine with yoga, breathing and learning how to stop obsession and to control your mind better. Just an alternative voice here on health tap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trypsin?

What is the definition or description of: trypsin?

A protein enzyme: Trypsin is an enzyme made and secreted by the pancreas to help breakdown/digest the profteins you consume. It is actually secreted in an inactive-form called trypsinogen; once in the small instestine area, it is converted into trypsin which then breaks down the protein down to aminoacids to ready for absorption into your body. Trypsin deficiency is quite serious. Have fun learning..Good luck. ...Read more

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How does trypsin work on proteins?

It...: Trypsin helps "snip" proteins into amino acids, which are absorbed and put together into proteins your body needs to make! ...Read more

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Trypsin hormone is secreted by which part of a body?

Trypsin hormone is secreted by which part of a body?

NOT a hormone: Hi. Trypsin is NOT a hormone! It's an enzyme that digests dietary proteins. Trypsin is made by the pancreas and excreted into the small intestine when a meal is eaten to break down proteins into smaller chains of amino acids in preparation for absorption into the body. ...Read more

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I am 68.Is it safe to take trypsin+chymotrypsin tablet for long time? How much & when it should be taken

I am 68.Is it safe to take trypsin+chymotrypsin tablet for long time? How much & when it should be taken

Yes: these are prescribed for years in people who lack their production due to pancreatic disease. They are taken right before meals to help digestion when they are NOT made due to previous pancreatic disease. ...Read more