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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment Primary biliary cirrhosis is a disease that slowly destroys the liver’s bile ducts. Bile is a substance produced in the liver that helps digest fat in the small intestine and remove toxins from the body. When the ducts are damaged, bile builds up in the liver and damages liver tissue. Biliary cirrhosis can develop over time and may cause th ... Read on »
What Is Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)? by rickisjourney Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 12:00am Thank you Craig... I always know where to go to find good information. I met a man today (who is doing GREAT post-transplant) that needed a new liver due to PBC, which of course I had to find out more information about as soon as possible... so here it is! Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic ... Read on »
Osteomalacia revealing celiac disease and primary biliary cirrhosis-related Fanconi syndrome in a patient with systemic sclerosi by Jan Posted Sat 13 Feb 2010 12:00am Systemic sclerosis (SSc) may affect the gastrointestinal tract and cause very rarely malabsorption syndrome related to bacterial overgrowth. Malabsorption syndrome may be responsible for weight loss, diarrhea, osteomalacia, and iron and vitamins deficiency. We report the case of a SSc patient who developed osteomalacia caused by the comb ... Read on »
Primary biliary cirrhosis associated with scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic and slowly progressive cholestatic liver disease of autoimmune etiology characterized by injury of the intrahepatic bile ducts that may eventually lead to liver failure. Affected individuals are usually in their fifth to seventh decades of life at time of diagnosis, and 90% are women. Annual inc ... Read on »
Cirrhosis of the Liver by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment The liver, the largest organ in the body, is essential in keeping the body functioning properly. It removes or neutralizes poisons from the blood, produces immune agents to control infection, and removes germs and bacteria from the blood. It makes proteins that regulate blood clotting and produces bile to help absorb fats and fat-soluble vi ... Read on »
What is Cirrhosis of the Liver? by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Cirrhosis of the liver is a liver disease characterized by a gradual annihilation of the liver cells. These cells are progressively replaced with fibrous tissue, which then leads to hardening. Cirrhosis is irreversible chronic injury of the liver. It often has no symptoms. Your health care provider will diagnose cirrhosis based on your m ... Read on »
LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
Curcumin delays liver damage, cirrhosis by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 29 Mar 2010 12:00am Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental research in the journal Gut. Curcumin, which gives turmeric its brig ... Read on »
What I need to know about Cirrhosis of the Liver by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is cirrhosis of the liver? Cirrhosis refers to scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. It replaces healthy tissue. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does—make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food, and store energy for when you need it. Sca ... Read on »
Modified Protein May Lead To First Cure For Cirrhosis Of The Liver by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm 2 Comments ScienceDaily (Dec. 28, 2007) — University of California, San Diego researchers have proven in animal studies that fibrosis in the liver can be not only stopped, but reversed. Their discovery, to be published in PLoS Online on December 26, opens the door to treating and curing conditions that lead to excessive tissue scarring such as viral hepat ... Read on »