Looking to lead a stronger, healthier life?
Sign up for our Wellness Wire newsletter for all sorts of nutrition, fitness, and wellness wisdom.

Now we’re in this together.
Thanks for subscribing and having us along on your health and wellness journey.

See all Healthline's newsletters »
Advertisement
Content created by Healthline and sponsored by our partners. For more details click here.
Content sponsored by our partners. More details »

This content is created by the Healthline editorial team and is funded by a third party sponsor. The content is objective, medically accurate, and adheres to Healthline's editorial standards and policies. The content is not directed, edited, approved, or otherwise influenced by the advertisers represented on this page, with exception of the potential recommendation of the broad topic area.

Read more about Healthline's advertising and sponsorship policy.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a rare, unknown condition that affects the pancreas. With EPI, the pancreas is unable to make and release enough digestive enzymes. This makes it harder for your body to break down food and absorb important nutrients.

Because EPI affects digestion, the signs and symptoms of the condition are often mistaken for other gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC), and Crohn’s disease. The main goal of treatment is to reduce pain, eliminate symptoms, and improve quality of life.

Advertisement