Flashcards in Reduced exocrine secretions ( pancreatinin insufficiency ) Deck (5)
What causes reduced exocrine secretions ( pancreatin insufficiency) ?
cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, coeliac disease, obstructive pancreatic tumours,
What dietary advice should be given ?
distribute food intake between three main meals and 2-3 snacks
avoid foods that are difficult to digest; legumes, high fibre foods
do not consume alcohol
avoid reduced fat diets
How does pancreatin supplements work ?
they assist with the digestion of starch, fat and protein
How to take pancreatin ( CREON) capsules ?
-take with meals/snacks or immediately before or after food : pancreatin is inactivated by gastric acid
- DO NOT mix with excessively hot food or drinks: pancreatin is inactivated by heat.
-if mixed with food or liquids: do not keep for more than 1 hour
-ensure adequate hydration at all times