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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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Information on itching caused by Liver disease along with some suggestions for relief. http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/pruritus.pdf

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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Advice for Chronic illness and disengagement.

Started by Glass Flower in General 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Advice related to the psychological effects of chronic illness would be appreciated. I am struggling with knowing how to help with my husbands disengagement.Antidepressants might be helping, who…Continue

Telemedicine Patient Education

Started by Ben in General on Sunday. 0 Replies

Hi, everyone.  Dr. Joan Leafman from AT Still medical school in Arizona asks to help spread the word about some research she is conducting.  The survey is about Telemedicine Sessions for Patient…Continue

PSC?

Started by pistonhead76 in General. Last reply by Chaim Boermeester on Sunday. 27 Replies

Hey everyone, new here. I'm hoping I can get some questions answered by people with experience with psc. I've had right upper quadrant pains for many years. In 2012 they got pretty bad and a hida…Continue

New restrictions on hydrocodone.

Started by Stephen Cox in General on Friday. 0 Replies

Interesting article.…Continue

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Advice for Chronic illness and disengagement.

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Advice for Chronic illness and disengagement.

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New restrictions on hydrocodone.

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Stomach bug

Posted by Gers man on August 30, 2014 at 4:13am 2 Comments

This past 2 weeks I have just not felt right. It felt like something going on in my stomach that should not. My doctor took blood samples. He phoned me  days later and said that my bloods were not good and to go back in 2 weeks later which is…

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Posted by Gers man on August 26, 2014 at 4:35pm 1 Comment

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 I have always been a man for the gym. I used to do a lot of weight lifting then due to injury turned to lighter resistance and cardio. I started having problems last year while doing Insanity. I lost about a stone in weight…

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