• Statistics

    • PEI is an underdiagnosed digestive disease where the pancreas does not produce the necessary amount of enzymes to digest food. This condition is underdiagnosed because its main symptoms such as diarrhea and weight loss are similar to other digestive illnesses.
    • PEI is very common in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) – more than 60% of infants with CF will have PEI at birth and 85 to 95% will develop PEI during their lifetime.
    • Chronic pancreatitis, a common cause of PEI, affects more than 300,000 Canadians. Between 80 and 90% of patients with chronic pancreatitis will have some degree of PEI.
    • Treatment is very effective and can help an individual eat and digest their food normally, allowing them to feel better, absorb nutrients, and enjoy a better quality of life.

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health