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Can you drink alcohol if you have primary biliary cholangitis?

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You shouldn't drink alcohol if you have primary biliary cholangitis. And you should never use illegal drugs. These things can further damage your liver. Many other substances can also affect how your liver works and may interfere with your treatment and outcome. Tell your doctor before you use any type of over-the-counter medications, including and especially herbs and supplements

From: What Is Primary Biliary Cholangitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis).”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis.” 

Merck Manual: “Overview of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Disorders.”

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis).”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Biliary Cholangitis.” 

Merck Manual: “Overview of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Disorders.”

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 07, 2018

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