What does it mean when your pancreas levels are high?

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Updated: 12th November 2019

Gallstones and alcohol are common causes of acute pancreatitis. Other causes include high levels of fats in the blood, certain drugs, certain medical procedures, and some infections. Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation that gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage in the pancreas.

Is pancreatitis reversible?

The changes of chronic pancreatitis are not reversible. However, it is possible to have control of pain and steatorrhea with medical, endoscopic, percutaneous or surgical treatment.

What lipase level indicate pancreatitis?

A normal lipase level can range from 0-160 U/L depending on the lab. When the pancreas is damaged, these digestive enzymes can be found in the blood at higher levels than normal. Amylase or lipase results more than three times normal levels are likely to mean pancreatitis or damage to your pancreas.
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