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Are pancreatin digestive enzymes advisable to treat elevated lipase levels?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: Is it okay to take Pancreatin digestive enzymes (which contain lipase, amylase, and protease) to treat elevated lipase labs?
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Answered by Dr. Tayyab Malik (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do not take the digestive enzymes unless prescribed by a specialist

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for posting query at HCM.

you mentioned "merely elevated lipase" in your history.
pancreatic enzymes - as medication/supppements -are usually prescribed for patients with chronic pancreatitis and/or non-functioning pancreas.

Do not take this medicine unless your treating doctor feels it's requirement.

hope to answer your concern.
any further questions are welcomed

thank you.
regards,
Dr Tayyab Malik
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Tayyab Malik (14 hours later)
Okay. My natural doctor did prescribe it. I was wanting a second opinion. What treatments are generally given for overproduction of Lipase? Also, I'm noticing that the over-production of Lipase is causing tachychardia, why is this?
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Answered by Dr. Tayyab Malik (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Insufficient history,high level lipase management is subjected to its cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for getting back to me.

Kindly attach all your recent blood reports to the dialogue box.
Secondly, are you suffering from any symptoms other than tachycardia , now or previously?

Did you suffer from acute pancreatitis previously?
Or any muscle or heart disease?

Look forward for your replies.
Wish you good and sound health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Are pancreatin digestive enzymes advisable to treat elevated lipase levels?

Brief Answer: Do not take the digestive enzymes unless prescribed by a specialist Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting query at HCM. you mentioned "merely elevated lipase" in your history. pancreatic enzymes - as medication/supppements -are usually prescribed for patients with chronic pancreatitis and/or non-functioning pancreas. Do not take this medicine unless your treating doctor feels it's requirement. hope to answer your concern. any further questions are welcomed thank you. regards, Dr Tayyab Malik