Digestive Disorders

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    EPI 101

    Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, is the inability to properly digest food due to a lack of digestive enzymes made by the pancreas. What is…

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    What Is EPI?

    Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition characterized by deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion.…

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    Conditions That Lead To EPI

    Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency occurs in chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease and systemic lupus erythematosis and patients that have had parts…