High lipase serum

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i'm a senior lady, 77 years old. My annual check up shows elevated glucose (114), and high lipase serum (117-lab's reference range 13-60). It was 4 months ago, I have tried to educate myself about high glucose, and change diet to LC HF. Recent lab test show improvement in glucose (96), but lipase serum is still high (116).

i don't have any pain, the only symptom is glucose. 

Should I continue my diet, what can I use to lower my high lipase.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Goodness. Is your doctor not concerned?

    I am glad you have no pain.

    Lipase is produced by the pancreas to break down fats and carbs, so a low fat diet, but high lipase could be caused by many things.

    When I was in the hospital with pancreatitis and a lipase of 3000, they hooked me up to an IV and allowed me no food or water to rest my pancreas-- the number began to fall, but you certainly can't not eat or drink without the help of a hospital.

    You could go on a liquids only diet fora day, but I think you need to talk about this with your doctor.

    Do you still have your gallbladder?

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      Thank you very much for your reply. Yes, I have my gallblader. Had ultrasound, didn't show anything. Going to have CT. 

      I will try to be on liquids for a day. Thanks again. Have a great day!

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    You said should I continue with my diet~~what IS your diet like?  Are you active, do you exercise? Eating a whole food diet will be the best thing you can do for your body.  What I mean by this is only eat meat, veggies (but nothing white like potatoes) and a little fruit with some nuts and seeds. No processed food at all. No rice, no noodles, no nothing with lots of processing.  If you need help, let me know in a privet message. 
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      Thank you kindly for your reply.

      i'm moderetly active, walk almost everyday (a half an hour at least), climb 200 stairs a few times a week, 10-25 minutes weightlifting 3 x a week, meditation once a week.

      i have been health conscious for years. Since my glucose test shows elevated number- June 2016. I have started LC -about 15 g per meal, only low GI, no processed food for years, My diet is based on low GI vegetables, meat, seafood, eggs, very few berries, used to eat a lot.

      When I restricted carbs I added fat (a half medium avocado daily, butter, oil olive, and coconut oil. Because of high lipase serum I should be on low fat as well, and won't have enough calories, I have already lost 6 lbs, and don't need that at all. 

      Tomorrow have a next dr.appointment to see the result of electrolites test. I'm going to get a refferal for MRI, better than CT. I'd like to know the cause of high lipase. What do you suggest?

      Warm regards,


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      Your diet is amazing! Good for you, you are doing it!

      If you pass a small stone or have pancreas inflamation, it can raise your lipase. Is that what the MRI is for?


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      I think I have pancreas inflammation, and because of that high lipase serum.

      MRI is more accurate than CT, it's a magnetic resonance imaging scan in my case of the abdomen. It should shows what tissue is normal,blood vessel too narrow or wide, stone, etc.

      i don't think that I have passed any stone because my lipase serum is the same since first test -June 2016. 

      Have a dr. appointment in 2 hours to find out the electrolites test result, and get MRI refferal. I want to know the cause.

      Have a nice day!Danuta

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