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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. Mark Pack
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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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What is the treatment for bilary cirrhosis?

Treatment: I assume your question is treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis. In that case, treatment is ursodeoxycholic acid. This medication slow down the progression of disease and improve life expectancy. ...Read more

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What exactly is primary biliary cirrhosis?

What exactly is primary biliary cirrhosis?

Liver disease: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune liver disease seen most commonly in women in the 4th to 5th decade of life. It generally presents with unexplained itching and occasionally jaundice. It is frequently found on routing screening liver tests which may show an elevated alkaline phosphotase. Though not curable it is treatable and treatment slows the progression to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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If you get biliary cirrhosis, how do you feel?

If you get biliary cirrhosis, how do you feel?

Depends: Some patients with biliary cirrhosis have no symptoms. Others have fatigue and other have severe itching. If you have this condition, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I know this dude who has biliary cirrhosis. What is that?

PBC in dudes: 90% of pbc patients are female. Age ranges 20-80, but typically patients are 40-60. The disease is world-wide, & affects asians, caucasians, jews, african. Family clustering is common in sisters, twins, daughters, mothers. While environmental factors can't be ignored, a strong immunogenetic background for pbc that runs in families is suggested. Early sxs: fatigue, itching before jaundice, RUQ pain. ...Read more

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Primary biliary cirrhosis - early stages. Can I have a gastric band for weight reduction?

Primary biliary cirrhosis - early stages.  Can I have a gastric band for weight reduction?

Rethink: Would carefully discuss this with your gastroenterologist and with the surgeon who is contemplating this procedure. Without fully evaluating you impossible to say for certain, but this sounds like a very risky option under the circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can use over-the-counter for itching due to primary biliary cirrhosis?

Is there anything you can use over-the-counter for itching due to primary biliary cirrhosis?

Possibly: Bathing in colloidal oatmeal (much more finely ground than what you eat for breakfast) and using skin moisturizers may help. Cold packs placed over the skin may soothe the itching. If okay with your doctor & your other medicines, you might consider using milk thistle -- check with doctor first. Some antihistamines are available otc, but may also make you drowsy. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden elevation of liver levels in a patient with biliary cirrhosis on meds?

PBC Elevated LFT's: Primary biliary cirrhosis (pbc) itself is a terminal cirrhotic state of liver, requiring liver transplant. There is not much ast & alt enzymes left in liver to go up. Certain insults, can expedite liver damage, by elevated lft's: medicines metabolized by liver, alcohol, an obstruction in porta hepatis, ? Malignancy, need to be considered. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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