What Causes Pancreatic Insufficiency?

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What is a dilated pancreas duct?
Dilated pancreas duct means the pancreatic duct has different degrees of expansion.
In pancreatic diseases, the pancreatic duct has different degrees of expansion. More than 95% of cases of pancreatic head cancer have different degrees of expansion of the pancreatic duct. In cases of chronic pancreatitis, the pancreatic duct dilatation rate is 70% (normal adult pancreatic duct inner diameter is 0.1 (0.2 cm or less) in healthy adults.
Fatigue frequent diarrea always - lost 10 lbs. 169-159 last month Oily......floats. I don't each much - I like to do some ""art"" "" ? "" Gas + bloating Did and mention fatigue+tired lately-last 3 months NO stomach pain - Otherwise in good condition both physical-mental. Im 85
Hello, in this case I'd suggest you take examinations on liver and pancreas.
What treatments are recommended for pancreatic insufficiency?
Apart from a healthy diet, the main treatment for EPI is pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). You take prescription pills that replace the enzymes your pancreas isn't making.
These enzymes break down your food so you can more easily digest and absorb it. You have to take them during your meals. If you take them before you eat, the replacement enzymes may move through your stomach before your food gets there. If you take the pills after you eat, you have the opposite problem.
You may also need to take an antacid to keep your stomach from breaking down pancreatic enzymes before they can start to work.
There are six FDA-approved pancreatic enzyme products that are only available by prescription:
You may also need medicine to treat pain. Usually you start with pain medicines such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). If those don't bring you relief, your doctor may prescribe stronger pain drugs, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. Keep in mind that ibuprofen may lead to stomach distress and that drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone should be used with caution because of addiction potential.