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Animation - Understanding Nutrition and the Role and Benefits of PERT
This animation describes pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) and it’s role and benefit for patients who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The animation provides an overview of the role of pancreatic enzymes in food digestion, the different types of PERT medications that are currently available, and provides tips for dosing and timing of PERT. For the majority of patients taking PERT, there is a significant improvement of symptoms, nutritional status, and overall quality of life.

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Animation - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
This animation 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.
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Expert Video - What are the causes and symptoms of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)?
Physicians discuss EPI, including causes, risk factors and long-term consequences like nutrition-related diseases. They also discuss inherited conditions that are linked to EPI.
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Expert Video - How is EPI diagnosed?
Physicians discuss how they diagnose EPI, including lifestyle factors and symptoms that lead them to suspect EPI, and the follow-up tests that confirm the diagnosis.
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Expert Video - How is EPI treated?
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.
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Patient Video - EPI symptoms did you experience? How was your EPI diagnosed?
Patients with acute pancreatitis describe the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis of EPI.
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Patient Video - What is your experience with pancreatic enzymes?
Patients discuss their personal experiences and treatment plans for EPI.
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Slide Show - Understanding Nutrition and the Role and Benefits of PERT
This slide show describes pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) and it’s role and benefit for patients who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The animation provides an overview of the role of pancreatic enzymes in food digestion, the different types of PERT medications that are currently available, and provides tips for dosing and timing of PERT. For the majority of patients taking PERT, there is a significant improvement of symptoms, nutritional status, and overall quality of life.
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Slide Show - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
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.
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