Q. Will amylase and lipase levels come to normal if I stop alcohol?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 08, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 18, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am having pancreas enzymes such as amylase and lipase at high levels. I am an alcoholic. I do not have abdomen pain, but I have little high cholesterol. Doctor advised me to stop the drink and maintain low fat diet. Will it reverse to normal if I stop drinking? I have stopped drinking alcohol since the past one month, but I am very anxious about the enzymes. Will they reverse to normal? I am also having high uric acid and gout. I am waiting for your valuable reply. I have attached my reports for your reference. Kindly advise.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

We are here to help you. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • You are suffering from subacute pancreatitis.
  • The people who consume alcohol have many attacks of subacute pancreatitis that goes unnoticed as there is no much pain. So, I would recommend you to avoid alcohol consumption.

For further doubts consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Hello doctor,

Will amylase and lipase levels get to normal once I stop alcohol? I am very much worried after checking few details about pancreatitis on internet. Please guide.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, this would improve once you stop alcohol. This is subacute or subclinical pancreatitis.

For further doubts consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Hi doctor,

I am getting acid reflux and pain when burping and bending down or while laying down. I feel some pain from mouth to chest. What can I do? I ate non-veg in hotels for the past days.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It looks that you have developed heavy acid reflux due to eating food outside. I would recommend the following in such case:

  1. A combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone once daily for five days.
  2. Syrup Digene two tablespoons thrice daily for five days.

Eat soft and bland diet. Avoid spicy food, oily food, non-vegetarian food and milk for a few days.

For further doubts consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Thank you doctor,

Will acid reflux make pain when lying down or bending? Shall I get an endoscopy?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can go for ultrasound and endoscopy if you did not get any relief in the next few days.

For further information consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

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