Posts Tagged ‘primary’

New Self-Care App for Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

New Self-Care App to Support Self-Management for Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) The PBC Health Storylines Mobile App From Self Care Catalysts Was Developed in Collaboration With Patients, and in Partnership With the Canadian PBC Society TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – September 09, 2016) – To celebrate International PBC Day on September 11, 2016, Self Care Catalysts —…

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis – A MUST read!

What is PBC? Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic (long duration) disease characterized by progressive inflammation and destruction of the small bile ducts within the liver. What are the bile ducts and what do they do? Lined with cells named biliary epithelial cells, the bile ducts are tubules that make up a plumbing system…

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis – A Good Introduction

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a condition that slowly damages the bile ducts in the liver. In time, the flow of bile is restricted and bile builds up in the liver. This damages liver cells which in some cases leads to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver). Common early symptoms are itch and…

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Itching with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Itching with PBC Just about as common as fatigue in PBC, itching (pruritus) of the skin affects 66% of patients at some time during the disease. The itching tends to occur early in the course of the disease, when patients still have good liver function. As a matter of fact, itching can even be the…

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Diana wants to end stigma around liver disease

Diana with PBC Many people associate the word “cirrhosis” with alcoholism. But not all forms of the condition are caused by excessive drinking, as Diana Gurr would like to point out. The 52-year-old from Beacon Heath, Exeter, suffers from primary biliary cirrhosis, a rare, chronic, liver disease, with no known cause. Cirrhosis, which means damage…

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