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What is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency? What you need to know


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Symptoms of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) include stomach pain, weight loss, and diarrhea. EPI often happens when you have another medical condition like cystic fibrosis. You can lower your chances of developing EPI by drinking less alcohol, eating healthy, and not smoking. Talk to your doctor to learn more.


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pancreas, insulin, digest, enzyme, stomach, bowel, gut, belly, tummy, nutrient, fat, diabetes, pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, celiac, Crohn's, colitis


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Rated on: 10/27/2017 9:35:22 PM

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