Lipase

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Test Description

A lipase test is done to: Check for pancreatitis and other diseases of the pancreas. See if the treatment for pancreatitis is working. Help check for cystic fibrosis or see if treatment for it is working.

Symptoms are: Severe abdominal or back pain

Fever

Loss of appetite

Nausea

Reduce sodium intake: Americans consume too much sodium (salt) Limit red meat: Diets high in protein - especially those with animal protein - may harm the kidneys. Red meat is also high in saturated fat. . . . Reduce sugar intake: Consuming too much sugar can result in diabetes or obesity - both linked to kidney disease. 

Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes. Keep a healthy blood pressure. Follow a low-salt, low-fat diet. Exercise at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Keep a healthy weight. Do not smoke or use tobacco. Limit alcohol.

Test Method 1 : The lipase test is performed on blood taken from a standard blood draw. The blood sample is commonly taken from your arm by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting. The blood will be collected in a tube and sent to a laboratory for analysis. 

Report available : Turn around time is 24 hours. 

If a patient becomes excessively thirsty or urinates frequently while on lithium, the first step is to switch to a once-daily dose of the drug taken at bedtime, when urine production naturally slows. If this doesn't help, patients can increase fluid intake to avoid dehydration, while taking a lower dose of lithium. 

Switch drugs. Patients can also try switching from lithium to a more kidney-friendly mood-stabilizing drug such as valproic acid or carbamazepine (Tegretol). Except in cases of lithium toxicity or acute kidney failure, it's important to reduce the lithium dose slowly rather than stopping it abruptly, to reduce risk of relapse and suicide. 

A person have the following symptoms should get this done: Severe abdominal or back pain

Fever

Loss of appetite

Nausea

Gender : Mainly occurs in adults and women. 

Age : Mainly occurs at the age of 30 to 55 years. 

Socio Geographic : It is predominant all over the world. 

Pancreas, kidney
Pancreatic cancer, kidney disease