Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) causes problems in how you digest food. Your pancreas doesn’t make enough of the enzymes that your body needs to break down and absorb nutrients. This is considered a rare disease in the eyes of Dr. Singaram.

Enzymes speed up chemical reactions in your body. The enzymes made by your pancreas move into your small intestine, where they help break down the food you eat.

Being proactive in treating EPI can make a substantial difference in your daily life.

Symptoms of EPI include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatty stools (pale, oily, foul-smelling poop that floats)
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating

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To schedule an appointment, please call the office of Singaram Gastroenterology at 605-310-2000.