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What Is Excess Fat In The Pancreas Called
Fatty infiltration: Fatty infiltration is just what it sounds like - excess fat within and around the pancreas. This condition is benign (not harmful, not cancerous) in the sense that it does not disrupt the normal pancreatic functions of making hormones and making digestive enzymes, plus it does not increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. If a person has fatty infiltration due to obesity, he should lose some weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more
Fat= fat: excess fat in the form of excess calories will get stored in the body as fat. If you had a high protein low fat diet, but the calories were more than you needed, it would eventually get stored as fat. If you have excess fat, in your diet but not excess calories, your body would breakdown the fat to try to rebuild it as glucose to run the body. ...Read more
What is the name of the disease referred to me regarding the accumulation of fat cells in one area, not related to weight gain?
Does the pancreas treat olestra fatty acids similar to traditional fats/oils? Is the amount of enzymes produced the same in both cases?
No.: Lipase is the pancreatic enzyme that splits (hydrolyzes) triglycerides in oils into fatty acids and monoglycerides. Lipase does not act on olestra, so olestra leaves the digestive tract undigested. This is why olestra has no usable calories. I do not know the answer to the question about degree of stimulation of lipase secretion by olestra vs. Other fats/oils. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: Cirrosis, chronic hepatitis, may cause artifically elevated B12 as the liver store vit B12 and also prodcue the proteins that bind vit B12 in the blood. If the liver is sick, it can not produce the binding proteins and when measured vit B12 appears as it is elevated, as only the un-bound form of vit B12 is measured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the name of the condition in which fatty deposits form in the inner lining of the arteries? Is it atherosclerosis/arteriosclerosis or cad?
Atherosclerosis: The deposits you mention are atheromas.Get a more detailed answer ›
No such thing: Even if it is advertized.Get a more detailed answer ›
It stores: fat globules which can be broken down for energy. ...Read more
Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more
I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.
Age: Fat deposition in the lower abdomen will happen as we get older usuallly past the age of thirty. It is the normal result of aging and gravity. Two things we cannot seem to avoid. ...Read more
Is there a difference between the compostion of bile that is in the gallbladder.And that drips from the liver into small intestine after gb surgery?
Yes : Bile from gall bladder is more concentrated as much as 30 times, ( less water content ) will have mucous secreted by gall bladder, other than that functionally same, the chemical components are same , as much as 1500 cc or more bile enters the gut , most of bile enters the gut with out going through gb , also body handles with out compromising the normal physiology. ...Read more
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