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Cholestasis

Cholestasis: Introduction

Cholestasis: A condition where the bile flow is impaired or completely halted. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cholestasis is available below.

Symptoms of Cholestasis

Treatments for Cholestasis

  • Varies depending on cause
  • Cholestasis is a symptom, not a disease, and treatment depends upon the specific underlying disease process. Treatments include:
    • Dietary management - Diet should be high in carbohydrates and protein. Supplementation of fat soluble vitamins is often necessary
    • Medical treatment
      • Ursodeoxycholic acid - may be tried but most forms of the disease do not respond to medical treatment
  • more treatments...»

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cholestasis?

Cholestasis: Related Patient Stories

Cholestasis: Deaths

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Cholestasis: Complications

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Causes of Cholestasis

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Disease Topics Related To Cholestasis

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Cholestasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cholestasis

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often...read more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which...read more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The...read more »

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" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....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...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with...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 malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac...read more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The...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...read more »

Cholestasis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cholestasis

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Cholestasis: Rare Types

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Cholestasis: Animations

Research about Cholestasis

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Clinical Trials for Cholestasis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Cholestasis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Cholestasis:

Stoppage or suppression of bile by intrahepatic or extrahepatic causes. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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