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Any suggestions for pancreatic insufficiency?

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I have been told that I have severe Pancreatic insufficiency...Any suggestions?
Posted Thu, 6 Sep 2012 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 2 hours later
Hello, XXXXXX,
I understand that you have been dignosed with this
condition. Usually, this is result of repeated attacks
of pancreatitis or inflammation of your pancreas.
As you probably know, pancreas produces insulin
that controls blood sugar and also produces enzymes
that help digest fat and starch.The only way you can
treat it by replacing the enzymes to help digestion.
There are a number of prescription medications
that are very effective in replacing the enzymes.
Please consult a gastroenterologist who can prescribe the
right medication for you
Wish you good health.
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