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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and Pancreatic Enzymes

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

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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…