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Malabsorption was posted 05/12/2018 05:04 pm by Anonymous
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Enzyme replacement therapy (for example Creon) is really to my knowledge the main way to address malabsorption after Whipple Surgery. If you are already taking Creon, check to make sure you are taking enough and taking it correctly. Also, check for diabetes. Uncontrolled high blood sugar can cause extensive weight and muscle loss. It can sneak up on you after Whipple surgery (happened to me.) I got the blood sugar back to near normal, regained weight. I hope you find an answer for your problem soon. Weight loss after Whipple is fairly common, but also very frustrating and can be frightening.

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