health conditions


Question by  mmckin (45)

What does low lipase mean?

I heard it has to do with the pancreas.


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

Low lipase levels mean your body is not producing enough lipase. Lipase is a digestive enzyme, produced by the pancreas, that helps breakdown lipids. HIGH lipase can indicate pancreatitis. In the absence of clinical symptoms low lipase levels are often an incidental finding. Low lipase levels is sometimes associated with diabetes. It can also contribute to high cholesterol and triglycerides.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Lipase is a digestive enzyme, required to digest fat. It is secreted from the pancreas. Low lipase means problem in pancreas. Lipase deficiency results in high cholesterol, high triglycerides, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, muscle spasms or muscle cramps, chronic fatigue and spastic colon.


Answer by  KLR (606)

Lipase is a pancreatic enzyme which is used in the small intestine. It breaks down fat molecules into fatty acids. A low lipase level can be detected with a blood test and is used to diagnose pancreatic issues.


Answer by  JohnG31 (47)

Lipase is an enzyme made by the pancreas. If we eat foods low in the enzyme, our blood levels can be low. This enzyme is required for fat digenstion and defficiencies can cause fatty degeneration of the liver, heart disease, and many other illnesses. Discover diets with lipase.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Lipase is an enzyme produced by pancreas and helps in digestion of oil and fat. Decreased lipase level means permanent damage to the lipase producing cells in pancreas. It indicates damage in pancreas.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Your body has enzymes to help digest lipids, and lipase is one of them enzymes. The lipase enzyme digests fats and oils lipids. If the level is slow, then it cannot digest those lipids. The most common sympton is being underweight. The lipase levels are checked with a blood test.


Answer by  Doc (13)

Lipase is an enzyme in your body that helps to break down Lipids, or fats. Otherwise, they would pass right through your body. What this means will have to be discussed with your doctor reviewing your lab results. Best of Luck!

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