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Is it dangerous to live with a lipase deficiency?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Can be

Lipase deficiency is unlikely to be an isolated defect.
The commonest cause is likely to be destruction of pancreas due to cystic fibrosis or chronic pancreatitis. In any case lipase deficiency will cause malabsorption of fats and fat soluble vitamins. Oral enzyme supplements are available to address the pancreatic enzyme deficiencies.

In brief: Can be

Lipase deficiency is unlikely to be an isolated defect.
The commonest cause is likely to be destruction of pancreas due to cystic fibrosis or chronic pancreatitis. In any case lipase deficiency will cause malabsorption of fats and fat soluble vitamins. Oral enzyme supplements are available to address the pancreatic enzyme deficiencies.
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