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Biliary cirrhosis

Biliary cirrhosis: Introduction

Biliary cirrhosis: Biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions. The cause of primary biliary cirrhosis is not fully understood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Biliary cirrhosis is available below.

Symptoms of Biliary cirrhosis

Treatments for Biliary cirrhosis

  • Treatment depends on the underlying factor but therapies may include:
  • Treatment of underlying cause
  • Lifestyle changes - reduce or cease alcohol intake, cease intake of medications if possible
  • Medication - e.g. Ursodiol, cholestyramine
  • Vitamin K and A administration to improve blood clotting and night blindness
  • more treatments...»

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Biliary cirrhosis: Complications

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Causes of Biliary cirrhosis

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Biliary cirrhosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Biliary cirrhosis

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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are ...read more »

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