In individuals with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, the pancreas doesn’t make enough enzymes to adequately break down food into absorbable components. This can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies, and the symptoms these deficiencies cause. However, with medications and dietary changes, it is possible to manage.
There are different enzymes to digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. to break down all the food you eat into absorbable components. the most common causes of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency are chronic pancreatitis, alcohol abuse, inflammation from digestive diseases such complications from some surgeries in the digestive tract. result from not absorbing enough
Nutrition from food. stools that are oily, large, pale, very foul-smelling, fatty stools can also lead to fecal incontinence nutritional deficiencies are common, especially pancreatic exocrine insufficiency can also cause weight loss. some symptoms of nutrient malabsorption include nutritional deficiencies, anemia from vitamin vitamin d deficiency, and bleeding disorders
From vitamin k deficiency. step is to identify and manage the underlying cause. fatty foods can worsen steatorrhea, but it just stick to healthy sources, such as nuts, and while fibre is good for gut health, many you might also need certain vitamin or mineral any nutrition concerns with a registered dietitian. replacement therapy, which involves taking a medication called
Pancrelipase, sold under various you will need to work with your health care as this will vary from person-to-person and with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy however, you still need to work with your of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency as best you can. to learn more about pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, go to www.badgut.org.
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