Cholestatis is a disease that blocks or stops the flow of bile to the liver, thereby putting a stop to the proper functioning of the liver. This is also caused by dysfunctional bile ducts, liver, pancreas and other organs. The symptoms usually include a yellowish look in the eyes and on the skin as well as itching sensation on the skin.
HOW IS CHOLESTASIS DIAGNOSED?
Common diagnostic procedure includes a physical examination along with lab tests of the blood to evaluate liver functioning and the amount of bile salts in the blood.
HOW IS CHOLESTASIS TREATED?
The treatment of this disease will be carried out by the gastroenterologist who will conduct surgery or an endoscopy to relieve blocked bile ducts. Cholestyramine may also be prescribed to help prevent and treat the severe itchiness.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cholestasis during pregnancy occurs in late pregnancy and triggers intense itching, usually on the hands and feet and need medical attention.