Liver and Gallbladder

Facts About Gallstones And The Treatment

The sound of gallstones as a disease does not really elicit much concern in most of us. It is known to be painful. It may require surgery. But most of us feel that it is rarely associated with problems. This is incorrect. Gallstones can be very serious. It can lead to life-threatening complications. It can even increase >> Read More ...

Basic Facts About Hepatitis (Liver Inflammation)

It may not be the most well known disease, but hepatitis is a significant health problem the world over. There are still widespread misconceptions about the disease, like it is always due to a viral infection. However, a better understanding of all types of hepatitis is one of the most important steps in reducing the >> Read More ...

How Do You Know If You Have Gallstones

Some 20 million American adults have gallstones and gallstone complications account for as many as 10,000 deaths per year. It is by no means a rare or insignificant disorder but since most people with gallstones are asymptomatic (without symptoms), gallstones often does not get the same attention as other common medical >> Read More ...

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Narrowing Bile Duct Disease)

Definition and Meaning of PSC Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)  is a condition where the bile ducts are diseased and become thick, hard and narrow. This prevents the flow of bile through the ducts. Although there are many diseases that can damage the bile duct (secondary cholangitis), in primary sclerosing cholangitis >> Read More ...

Biliary Strictures (Bile Duct Narrowing)

Definition A biliary stricture is any narrowing of the bile duct, the tube that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder and duodenum of the small intestine. A minor narrowing does not significantly impede bile movement and a person may be asymptomatic. It is only with a severe degree of obstruction or even complete >> Read More ...
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