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Primary biliary cirrhosis:best treatment options, what to do?

Primary biliary cirrhosis:best treatment options, what to do?

Liver trasplant: See a liver specialist will manage initially medical treatment , and enroll you in the program ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Definition)

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


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If you are diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis, what are best treatment options?

If you are diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis, what are best treatment options?

Liver transplant: There are treatments that would reduce the symptoms in early stage of the disease. In the advanced phase, liver transplant would be the best option. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/primary-biliary-cirrhosis/ds00604. ...Read more

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Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of biliary cirrhosis?

Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of biliary cirrhosis?

Data it works?Safe?: Sure, you could use rx from anywhere or any culture, but do they work? Are they safe? Do they require monitoring? Just because something is natural, or has been used for thousands of years doesn't mean that it is either safe or effective. (bleeding people for rx was "standard of care" for 2000 years, before shown to be bogus, and detrimental. Be smart, get data, then decide. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about primary biliary cirrhosis?

Liver disease: Chronic disease of the liver from scarring of the biliary ducts. Probably an autoimmune disease. There are medications to help with this disease, but you need close follow up with a GI doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does one effectively treat primary biliary cirrhosis?

How does one effectively treat primary biliary cirrhosis?

Not a great answer : Unfortunately, there is no cure. The autoimmune disorder destroys the liver over time. The treatments help to relieve the symptoms (ursodiol, anti-itching meds, anti-inflammatory meds, immune suppressing meds etc.) and if the disease progresses to final stages, liver transplant is the only really treatment. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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Why do the sufferers of primary biliary-cirrhosis feel so tired all the time?

PBC = inflammation: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease, manifest by low but persistent liver damage. This causes a variety of biochemical changes which manifest by fatigue. Not all patients have fatigue, many patients are asymptomatic until the disease is advanced. Cirrhosis is also associated with fatigue. ...Read more

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How can I treat primary biliary cirrhosis ?

Ursodiol: There is not much available to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, but ursodiol helps normalize the liver enzymes. For other therapies you should discuss with a hepatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for primary biliary cirrhosis?

What can be done for  primary biliary cirrhosis?

Number of things: If caught early, there are medications, particularly ursodeoxycholic acid (actigall) which can slow it down. Preventing and treating complications is also important, especially high pressure in the portal vein, which can be treated with beta blockers (inderal (propranolol) and others) and sometimes surgery. Itching, fatigue and other symptoms can be treated as well, but liver transplant is needed when severe. ...Read more

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Has anyone survived primary biliary cirrhosis for long?

Yes: There are some new medications that have been effective for stopping the progression of primary biliary cirrhosis, particularly urso- deoxycholic acid. In addition, liver transplanation can be lifesaving, and patients can live normal lifespans after liver transplantation, although the need for anti- rejection drugs can affect the quality of life and cause complications which shorten life as well. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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