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Amylase in Pune

Also known as Serum Amylase
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Understanding Amylase in Pune

What is Amylase in Pune?

A Amylase test is used to evaluate the levels of amylase enzyme (a type of digestive enzyme that helps your body to break down carbohydrates) made by the pancreas. It is available at an affordable price in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. A Amylase test is important to diagnose pancreas-related disorders such as pancreatitis (inflammation in the pancreas), blockages, and pancreas-associated chronic diseases. You may need a Amylase test if you experience upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, abdominal tenderness, nausea, pale stool, bloating, jaundice, rapid pulse, and fever.

High amylase levels may indicate pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation), blockage by a gallstone in the pancreatic duct, or, rarely, a pancreatic tumor. Conversely, low amylase levels may suggest health issues like liver disorders or cystic fibrosis. Additionally, your doctor may request this test to evaluate treatment response. No special preparation is required for a lipase test, and you can maintain your regular eating and drinking routine.

What does Amylase measure?

An Amylase test determines the amount of amylase enzyme in your blood. This enzyme helps in the breakdown of complex dietary carbohydrates into simple carbohydrates for absorption. The digestion of carbohydrates begins in the mouth since the amylase is secreted by the salivary glands too. However, the majority of the amylase is produced by the pancreas and secreted into the duodenum of the small intestine. The amount of amylase in the blood rises either due to its increased secretion into the blood or decreased elimination by the kidneys. Higher levels of amylase for longer periods indicate pancreatic complications and need medical intervention.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Amylase in Pune

Frequently Asked Questions about Amylase in Pune

Q. What is pancreatitis and its symptoms?

Pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of the pancreas. The symptoms of pancreatitis include abdominal pain that radiates to your back, abdominal pain that feels worse after eating, indigestion, fat in stool, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fast heart rate, weight loss, etc.

Q. What are the long-term consequences of pancreatitis?

Generally, acute pancreatitis does not cause any long-term damage. However, chronic pancreatitis may follow a series of acute attacks but is almost always due to many years of alcohol abuse (although other conditions such as cystic fibrosis can also damage the pancreas). It causes permanent pancreatic damage with scarring and calcium deposits. In some people, insulin-dependent diabetes may also develop due to acute pancreatitis.

Q. When can an amylase blood test be requested?

An amylase blood test can be requested if you show symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea. It may also be requested when your doctor wants to monitor your treatment response and check whether amylase levels are increasing or decreasing. An amylase test is also a crucial marker for detecting ectopic pregnancy and acute pancreatitis in pregnant women.

Q. What are the conditions that can elevate amylase levels?

Amylase levels in blood may be increased due to acute or chronic pancreatitis; cancer of the pancreas, colon, ovary, breast, or lungs; intestinal disorders, ruptured ectopic pregnancy (abnormal pregnancy), swelling of salivary gland such as mumps, severe burns, diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney diseases, the intake of certain drugs like morphine, alcoholism, inflammatory bowel diseases, etc.

Q. What are the conditions that can decrease the amylase levels in the blood?

Amylase levels in the blood may be decreased due to preeclampsia of pregnancy, kidney diseases, some cases of acute pancreatitis, liver failure, chronic pancreatitis, congestive heart failure, second and third trimesters of pregnancy, fracture of bones, and gastrointestinal cancer.

Q. How can I control my elevated amylase levels?

Always consult your doctor if you have a high amount of amylase in your blood. However, adopting some healthy lifestyle modifications such as avoiding alcohol, staying hydrated, and dietary modifications, may help lower your amylase levels.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a serum amylase test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked and may also experience some bleeding, which is normal and usually not bothersome. Rarely, some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times a day for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. What factors can affect my amylase test results?

The amylase levels in your blood can be affected by a number of factors such as medications like aspirin, morphine, or estrogen-containing drugs; alcohol; pregnancy; recent kidney transplant; or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure.

Q. What additional tests can be prescribed by my doctor in case amylase test results are not normal?

Some of the additional tests that may be prescribed in case of abnormal amylase test results are urine amylase test, lipase test, amylase to creatinine clearance ratio, liver function test, kidney function test, trypsinogen test, and abdominal CT scan.
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