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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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Xanthoma by Ahmad.H Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 12:00am Xanthoma   This will be our topic today. First i would like to thank all our facebook page's members for their enthusiasm to learn and know more about all medical conditions that they come across. Let's start by defining xanthoma Xanthoma is a skin problem characterized by development of irregular yellow nodules due to ... Read on »
Wheat: Would You Give Your Kids Crack? by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:03pm Often the comments on Dr. Davis' HeartScanBlog are as insightful as his revolutionary ideas and core concepts. One vital core concept is wheat-cessation. From the entry 'I gained 30lbs from one cracker' , Anne said... "Wheat protein contains a number of opioid peptides which can be released during digestion. Some of these are thought to affect ... Read on »
The List of Celiac Problems is LONG… by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 8:14pm It speaks for itself…this is why we confuse Doctors Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease. We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being ... 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 »