CDHF Talks: Pancreatic Health and the Gut Microbiome

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Written by: CDHF

Updated: November 29th, 2022

When the pancreas doesn’t work properly, you can develop disease such as Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PEI). When you have PEI, you don’t get the nutrition you need because your body can no longer absorb fats and some vitamins and minerals from foods. There are prescription medications that work for most people that give you a new supply of enzymes, so you can go back to digesting food the right way.  Besides taking medicine, you can manage your symptoms by making sure you follow the right diet, one your dietician or doctor can recommend. Further to that, microbiome research is continuing to grow in the area of PEI, and is focusing on how altering the gut microbiome could have therapeutic value for this condition. 

In this series of videos, gastroenterologist Dr. David Armstrong goes over the function of the pancreas, pancreatitis, PEI, the treatment options that are currently available, and research on the potential role the gut microbiome plays in affecting symptoms.

Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.

Full Version:

Part 1: Overview of the Pancreas

Part 2: Loss of Pancreatic Function

Part 3: Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency

Part 4: Managing Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency

Part 5: Symptoms of Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PEI)

Part 6: The Gut Microbiome and the Pancreas

Part 7: Research on the Microbiome in Pancreatic Health & Disease

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