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February 18, 2021

Pancreatic Enzymes and Pancreatitis: My Experience

Road towards a pancreatitis diagnosis #Creoninthewild Hawaii My journey with pancreatitis started when I was about 10 years old. Throughout my years in school (elementary, middle and high school), I was misdiagnosed with a “sensitive stomach.” My pain was not taken seriously by doctors. I was sent to several counselors while I was in college because, despite my symptoms, doctors…
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March 11, 2021

My Experience with Pancreatic Enzymes (PERT)

I read Liz’s blog and her journey with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) resonated with my own experience. The one difference - since the diagnosis, seven years and counting - I continue to calibrate my enzyme dosage. Here is my experience with pancreatic enzymes. My first (diagnosed) acute pancreatitis attack happened in 1998 and I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in…
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March 8, 2019

Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy – New Information for Pancreatitis Patients on Treating EPI

Busting the Myths about Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis and EPI Dr. Steven Freedman, MD, Ph.D., a worldwide expert on pancreatic disease and cystic fibrosis, presents Busting the Myths about Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis. In this webinar, the fifth in Mission: Cure’s Patient and Family Webinar Series, Dr. Freedman explains: What causes exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)? How is EPI diagnosed and treated? When…
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March 25, 2019

EPI and Pancreatic Enzymes: Expert Doctor Answers Patient Questions

Dr. Steven Freedman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School Dr. Steven Freedman, MD, Ph.D., a worldwide expert on pancreatic disease and cystic fibrosis, presented on Mission: Cure’s Pancreatitis Patient Webinar on Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) and Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (PERT). EPI is one of the symptoms of pancreatitis. For a more comprehensive overview of EPI,…
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December 9, 2020

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and Pancreatic Enzymes

What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)?  EPI --when the pancreas does not secrete enough digestive enzymes-- is common in people with chronic pancreatitis. This is because as the pancreas gets scarred, the part of the pancreas that generates enzymes is destroyed and thus is unable to produce these enzymes that are essential in the digestive process. Leading causes of EPI: …
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