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The Health Guy

Hi Bill,

I have to confess I have never done any real research on a diet for EPI in those who have not been diagnosed with CP. There are several conditions that cause EPI with CP seeming to be the most prevelant cause. Yet crohn’s disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, cystic fibrosis, shwachman-diamond syndrome and a few others can cause EPI as well.

You yourself, said “My diet modifications have reduced but not eliminated the cost of CREON.” So I’m thinking that, in your case at least, diet may have something to do with EPI. BUT I do NOT know that for sure.

Just for giggles and grins (IF it were me) I’d eliminate your alcohol and oil usage completely and see if that helped more. If it did I’d get rid of the egg yolks. I’m talking test, testing it out to see and I’d give it a while to see if there were some significant results.

All I can say is that EPI usually doesn’t simply show up for no reason. However, I’m going to contradict myself now and say this …

I have read where it does seem to show up in the elderly (what those folks considered an elderly age wasn’t given), the WHY wasn’t blatantly there, explained, for that anomoly either. All that was mentioned for a possible cause in the elderly was atrophy. BUT EPI in the elderly (I’m guessing fairly old 80+) MAYBE a sign of simply growing old and the system shutting down.

I’m sorry I don’t have a concrete answer one way or the other but my curiousity is now peaked so I’ll do more research and IF I find something cool I’ll get back at you. 🙂