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All You Need to Know About Biliary Tract Disease

About



Medical syndrome affecting the biliary tract.


- Professional help required.
- Not self-diagnosable.
- Combination of many conditions.


Gallstones, acute calculus cholecystitis, Mirizzi syndrome are some of the conditions affecting the biliary tract.


Symptoms


Fatigue, weight loss


People may experience:
Upper abdominal pain



Treatment


Diagnosis – Medical history is found out with quite a few tests. These include- Endoscopic ultrasonography and CAT Scans.

Self-care: Depends on the maintenance of health. One should be in constant touch with the doctor, have a healthy diet, and avoid straining the biliary tract.

Medicines:
Gallstone Dissolution Agents: Used for dissolution of gallstones and microlithiasis.
Farnesoid X Receptor Agonist: Used to reduce exposure of hepatocytes with bile.
Antipruritics: Used for reducing itching caused due to excessive bile acid levels.


Specialist:


Gallbladder removal: This is done when gallstones begin to cause pain or bring about other symptoms of discomfort.


Interventional Radiology: This procedure involves injection of an X-ray contrast dye directly into the bile duct. This relieves blockages of the biliary tract.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): This procedure is used to eliminate the obstructions in the gallbladder or bile ducts and to reach bile duct tumors for biopsy.
Here at mfine, you will be getting help in the form of a detailed treatment plan, covering all the aspects, as your health is our priority.

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