Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

The animation of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment for Colorado Patients

Specialized Care Delivered With Compassion

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic condition that calls for an expert medical approach – and our world-class GI specialists at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology offer precisely that. With many convenient office locations throughout Colorado, our healthcare professionals provide the advanced treatment and compassionate care needed to treat patients suffering from the effects of PBC.

If you’re dealing with primary biliary cirrhosis, our medical team can provide the comprehensive treatment you need to manage this complex liver disease. Trust in the medical team that brings expertise and empathy to the forefront of your treatment. Enhance your quality of life with RMG today.

What is Primary Biliary Cirrhosis?

Primary biliary cirrhosis – also known as primary biliary cholangitis – attacks the tissue of bile ducts in the liver, leading to damaging inflammation and, over time, scarring and cirrhosis. This slow-progressing disease can go unnoticed in its early stages but may eventually cause symptoms like fatigue, itchiness, and jaundice. While the exact cause remains a mystery, risk factors like autoimmune factors, genetic predispositions, and environmental triggers are believed to play roles in its development.

While there is no cure for primary biliary cholangitis, those suffering from this chronic condition in Colorado find effective relief at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology. Our dedicated medical staff combines in-depth knowledge with a compassionate touch to manage your condition, slow the progression of disease, and enhance your quality of life.

Identifying the Signs & Symptoms of PBC

Managing the progression of PBC demands awareness and action. Early-stage symptoms may be silent, but significant damage to the bile ducts can rapidly occur as the warning signs become more pronounced. Be alert for persistent fatigue that impedes your daily life, chronically itchy skin, particularly without a rash, unexplained skin pigmentation, sudden weight loss, easy bruising, and swollen feet. Discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen and fatty deposits under the skin are also red flags. These symptoms may not always be specific to PBC but warrant a medical consultation when persistent or worsening.

Detecting the presence of this disease is pivotal, as it can halt the progression and prevent irreversible liver damage. If you’re experiencing any of these distressing warning signs, especially if you have risk factors for liver conditions, seeking prompt treatment is critical for your long-term health.

PBC Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Diagnosing primary biliary cirrhosis begins with a detailed review of symptoms, blood tests to evaluate liver function, and may include imaging scans or a liver biopsy to assess the extent of organ damage. Our primary biliary cirrhosis treatments focus on slowing the disease down, relieving symptoms, and monitoring for additional health complications. Our range of PBC treatment options at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology includes medications such as ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) to improve liver function and other medications to address excessive itching. Diuretics can be considered to manage fluid retention, while fat-soluble supplements and lifestyle adjustments are implemented to support nutrition and liver health.

Take Command of Your Condition at RMG Today

If you suspect you have primary biliary cirrhosis or if you’re seeking medical treatment for your condition, RMG is your devoted ally in your overall health and well-being. Let’s work together to safeguard your liver health and navigate the challenge of PBC with confidence. Contact our team of physicians to schedule an appointment at your nearest Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology location today.

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