This is Dr. David
thank you for your question.
I am sorry you are having lupus and inflamed pancreas issues.
lupus is an autoimmune disorder where your body can make antibodies which can attack your own body's cells and organs
so lupus itself can cause inflammation of your pancreas or liver and other organs and every patient's lupus can have different symptoms
lupus is one cause of inflamed pancreas
also excessive alcohol use can also cause inflammation of the pancreas as well
an inflamed pancreas may not work as well as a normal pancreas and you could have problems making digestive enzymes to help you digest food in your small bowel
and inflamed pancreas can lead to elevated amylase and lipase levels on your blood tests.
but there are pancreatic digestive enzymes you can take in pill form like creon and others which can add these pancreatic enzymes into your bowels to help with digestion when your pancreas is not working well
there are treatments for lupus such as steroids and other immuno suppressive treatments which can slow down your immune system and decrease these antibodies which are attacking your organs
and this could help decrease the pancreatic inflammation if it is due to your lupus autoimmune disorder.
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