Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
EPI is when someone can't digest their food normally because their pancreas isn't making enough enzymes. The enzymes help break down the food you eat, so it can be absorbed into your body. If your body is not making enough pancreatic enzymes then this can result in the inability to digest food properly, or maldigestion.1-4
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EPI occurs when the pancreas doesn't make enough of the enzymes necessary to digest the food you eat. The pancreas produces the main digestive enzymes lipase, protease, and amylase.