Q. What are the acronyms IMHA and EPI stand for? As in conditions for severe gastro intestinal issues.
A. IMHA stands for immune-related hemolytic anemia, in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys red blood cells. EPi is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency--the reduced ability of the pancreas to produce the enzymes needed to digest food.
A. IMHA stands for immune mediated hemolytic anemia. It is a condition in which the immune system destroys its own red blood cells. EPI stands for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency which is a maldigestion disorder in which the pancreas fails to produce enough quantities of certain digestive enzymes.