Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PEI)


What does my pancreas do? The pancreas produces enzymes, which help you to digest food. These enzymes break up proteins, fats and carbohydrates from the food that you eat, into smaller pieces which your intestines can then absorb. Your pancreas also produces insulin, which controls your body’s glucose levels. What is pancreatic exocrine insufficiency? Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) means that …

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