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What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)?

EPI is when someone can't digest their food normally because their pancreas isn't making enough enzymes. This means they can't properly absorb nutrients from fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. EPI can lead to a number of gastrointestinal symptoms and a risk of malnutrition. Because the signs and symptoms of EPI are similar to those of other gastrointestinal diseases, EPI often goes undetected.