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pancreatic enzymes creon was posted 01/01/2011 04:24 pm by for your symptoms
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Pancreatic enzymes supplements may help cut some of the pancreatitis attacks. Taking them may help stop the leakage of your own pancreatic enzymes. Some drs have the belief that taking them helps the body stop producing your own and lessens the leakage and damage,you may see your numbers drop.

Idiopathic Chronic pancreatitis(non smoker,non drinker,non obese)does put you at a higher risk according to the Hopkins website. Following up with very experience drs is key.

Hopkins and some other researchers have determined that there are some cellular changes they can see that can help detect early onset pancreatic ca. It might help to see one of their drs for a good consult to help put you at ease that the right tests and good scanning equipment is getting the best look at your pancreas. Not all scanning equipment is equal. A lot depends on the slicing capabilities of the scanning equipment. You can ask your radiology place what the slicing is on their cat scan. You want a high number not a lower one. Someone said it is like slicing a loaf of bread to find a raisin. Cutting it into more slices you are more likely to find the raisins then cuttting it into large slices.

Leaking pancreatic enzymes can not only cause injury to the pancreas but to surrounding vessels and organs.

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