Physicians discuss the approaches to treating EPI including pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), vitamin and mineral supplementation, and dietary interventions.
They also discuss when they decide to implement PERT.
This slide focuses on exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, which occurs when the pancreas becomes damaged and is no longer able to produce enough digestive enzymes to properly digest food.
This educational activity has been developed by:
The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
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