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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Biliary Cirrhosis

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?

Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?

Depends: The pancreas is a gland in the back of the abdomen which produces enzymes to digest proteins, fats, and carbs. In pancreatitis, the enzymes start working inside the gland and begin digesting it. The first treatment is fasting, to shut off the enzyme production. Sometimes replacement enzymes are given. Removing the gallbladder, if there are gallstones, can prevent another attack. ...Read more

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What are available treatment options for biliary atresia?

What are available treatment options for biliary atresia?

Surgery: Kasai procedure attaches liver to bowel to drian bile. Nutrition support, especially for calories, fats, fat soluble vitamins, zn. May need liver transplant. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating biliary atresia?

Are there different options for treating biliary atresia?

Depends: Ba describes a variable issue that is basicly plumbing too small to let the waste drain out of the liver.Intrahepatic (small drainpipes inside the liver) it is worse than extrahepatic (pipes outside liver). If a bypass can be created by 6-8wks, drainage can improve. However, many of these must have living donor partial liver transplant when or if the liver fails. ...Read more

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What treatments are for liver failure?

What treatments are for liver failure?

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) is an available treatment option for acute liver failure. But if not successful then liver transplant is necessary which most times will be an orthotopic. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for neonatal jaundice?

Are there alternative therapies for neonatal jaundice?

NO: Neonatal jaundice can be dangerous if not treated early and correctly. The bilirubin molecule can cross the blood brain barrier and can damage the brain of the newborn permanently. Any alternative treatment, other than phototherapy and hydration can risk an infant for life. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is liver transplantation for treating hepatitis C?

How effective is liver transplantation for treating hepatitis C?

Very effective: The liver transplants are for end stage liver disease...not to treat the hepatitis C.....there is good treatment for hepatitis C now.....however, if failed, transplants are done....and along with treatments....very good results are avhieved ...Read more

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What are the treatments for liver cirrhosis?

See below: Cirrhosis is a disease caused by many different entities and the treatment depends on the reason for the cirrhosis to begin with. If the cirrhosis is well formed and advanced the only realistic treatment regardless of cause is a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies for acute cholecystitis?

Are there any alternative therapies for acute cholecystitis?

No: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe proven procedure with an experienced surgeon. The complications of gallstone disease are much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Which treatment's are available for end stage liver disease?

Serious illness: I suggest you check out the center to advance palliative care, online. Your question is too complicated to answer in 400 words. They have a lot of great youtube videos if you prefer voice to written materials. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Enzyme Replacement: Enzyme replacement therapy can reduce lipid storage, ease pain, and improve organ function. ...Read more

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Can Ayurveda or other alternative medicines cure alcoholic liver disease?

Can Ayurveda or other alternative medicines cure alcoholic liver disease?

It depends on stage : First of all it can be reversed in earlier stages before full blown cirrhosis has set in, as that is irreversible but no medicine will work unless you stop alcohol intake completely and for good. ...Read more

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Is there alternative treatment for liver metastases beside chemotheraphy?

Is there alternative treatment for liver metastases beside chemotheraphy?

It depends: There are some cancers that respond well to chemoembolization. Some can respond to radioembolization. Some localized areas can be treated with cryo or hyperthermia probes. Even stereotactic radiation. It depends on the cancer and other factors. In some responsive rumors chemo might be best. In a single lesion surgery might be the answer. Check with your doctor for the best approach. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)

Surgery: Laparoacopic cholecystectomy will solve your problem. Unfortunately dietary changes don't always work. This is outpatient surgery. You will most likely feel better right away. ...Read more

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Are there herbal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

Are there herbal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

No: Most substance abuse experts would state that there is no "cure" for alcoholism except abstinence. I am unaware of any herbal preparations that help on a reliable basis. There are prescription medications that are fda approved to assist with abstinence from alcohol. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Definition)

A condition where the bile ducts of the liver break down. This causes a buildup of bile in the liver, including ...Read more