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How common is PSC?

What is primary sclerosing cholangitis? Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease in which the bile ducts (small tubes through which bile flows from the liver to the gall bladder and intestines) progressively decrease in size due to inflammation and scarring. As a result, bile that is normally carried out of the liver accumulates within the liver, which then damages liver cells. How common is primary sclerosing cholangitis? Although primary sclerosing cholangitis has been considered a rare disease, recent studies suggest that it is more common than originally thought. The disease may occur alone, but frequently exists in association with inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as chronic ulcerative colitis. Primary sclerosing cholangitis affects both sexes, but is more common in men.

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What is PSC?

Primary sclerosing (skluh-ROHS-ing) cholangitis (koh-lan-JIE-tis) is a disease of the bile ducts in your liver. The term "cholangitis" in primary sclerosing cholangitis refers to inflammation of the bile ducts, while the term "sclerosing" describes the hardening and scarring of the bile ducts that result from chronic inflammation.

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How can liver function tests be normalized?

Started by Dennis in General. Last reply by detmsh 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Yesterday, I got the results from the latest liver function tests:Albumin 4.4 g/dlTotal bilirubin 1.5 mg/dlAST 71 U/LALT 90 U/LGGT 199 U/LAlkaline Phosphatase 385 U/LLDL cholesterol 140 mg/dlThe…Continue

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Diarrhea and PSC

Started by fcmmark in General. Last reply by Gloria 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello to everyone in the group.  I know this is not a pleasant topic to discuss but I need some suggestions.  I have been having increased problems with diarrhea in recent weeks, usually after an…Continue

Transplant Time

Started by Gloria in General. Last reply by Gloria 6 hours ago. 10 Replies

So, we saw our doc and it's about that time we start looking into a facility that will transplant my loved one (Meld of 22). Although my fiance feels he can keep waiting in CA, it's the descended…Continue

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"Hey Dennis. When I first changed my diet, I continued to lose weight. Once my body adjusted and I…"
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How can liver function tests be normalized?

Yesterday, I got the results from the latest liver function tests:Albumin 4.4 g/dlTotal bilirubin…See More
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"The most amazing things is not even mentioned in the article: the liver patient receives an…"
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"Hi, FX. I looked into the site you provided me with. I went over the lowest wait times, highest…"
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Top Content 

1 Big breakthrough in liver stemcells treatment.

Big breakthrough in liver stemcells treatment.

Added by Dennis on January 28, 2015

2 Article on whether alcholics need to abstain for six months to be considered for liver transplantation

Article on whether alcholics need to abstain for six months to be considered for liver transplantation

Posted by Lara on January 24, 2015

3 October 2014 Hepatology Journal with lots of PSC articles

October 2014 Hepatology Journal with lots of PSC articles

Posted by LillyAnne on January 23, 2015

4 SS Disability

SS Disability

Posted by Cat Flower on January 27, 2015

5 Transplant Time

Transplant Time

Posted by Gloria on January 28, 2015

6 Diarrhea and PSC

Diarrhea and PSC

Posted by fcmmark on January 29, 2015

7 fatique

fatique

Posted by tatins on January 26, 2015

8 Is it necessary to wait 6 months before liver transplant for those the drink alchol ?

Is it necessary to wait 6 months before liver transplant for those the drink alchol ?

Posted by Stephen on January 28, 2015

9 Emerging Attack or Caregiver Paranoia?

Emerging Attack or Caregiver Paranoia?

Posted by Fascinating Bird on October 17, 2014

10 Who decides who gets a liver transplant ?

Who decides who gets a liver transplant ?

Posted by Stephen on January 30, 2015

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Big breakthrough in liver stemcells treatment.

Posted by Dennis on January 28, 2015 at 2:35am 5 Comments

I justed wanted to share with you a press release of last week regarding a Dutch doctor who found a way to cultivate a new liver withtin four months from a single liver stemcell. He has started the regulatory traject in the Netherlands in order…

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