Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a violation of the digestive function caused by insufficient production of digestive enzymes by the pancreas.

Who is at risk?

  • Patients with chronic pancreatitis.
  • Patients who have undergone pancreatic necrosis.
  • Patients with congenital pancreatic pathology.
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Patients with pancreatic cancer.
  • Patients with benign neoplasms of the pancreas.
  • Patients with resected pancreas.
  • Patients who have undergone a pancreatectomy.

You can suspect the disease in patients at risk if the following symptoms occur

  • A feeling of bloating and transfusion in the abdomen.
  • The appearance of frequent profuse unformed stools.
  • Growing weakness. 
  • Weight loss.

To diagnose disorders of the pancreas, use: clinical and biochemical blood tests, coprological examination and analysis of feces for the content of fecal elastase (E-1).

In case of detected deviations in the results of laboratory tests, enzyme replacement therapy is prescribed. As a rule, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is combined with diabetes mellitus. Therefore, after the diagnosis, the patient should be examined for the presence of diabetes.

In the Moscow Clinical Scientific and Practical Center named after A. S. Loginov, the correction of impaired pancreatic function is carried out jointly by gastroenterologists and endocrinologists. Early access to our specialists allows you to start adequate treatment in a timely manner and avoid serious complications that lead to a violation of the function of the pancreas.

Do not delay your visit to the specialists of our Center. This will help to diagnose the disease in a timely manner and choose the right treatment tactics. Doctors of the Department of Pathology of the pancreas and biliary Tract of the State Medical Institution of the Moscow State Medical Center named after A. S. Loginov DZM are always ready to help you.

GBUZ Moscow Clinical Scientific Center named after Loginov MHD