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How can changing lifestyle help with treating primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)?

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Your body can’t absorb vitamins and minerals the way it’s supposed to, so you may not be getting the nutrients you need. The disease can change your metabolism, too, so you may be eating less because you just don’t feel hungry.

Your doctor can suggest a healthy meal plan. It's smart to eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. If you still can’t get enough nutrients and calories, your doctor may prescribe a liquid supplement. These nutritional drinks give you the vitamins you need.

From: PBC: Can Lifestyle Changes Help? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

Baylor Scott & White Health: "Cirrhosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Lifestyle and home remedies."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

Medscape: "Cirrhosis: Nutrition and Exercise."

American Psychological Association: "Listening to the warning signs of stress."

National Health Service: "Primary biliary cirrhosis -- Treatment."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

Baylor Scott & White Health: "Cirrhosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Lifestyle and home remedies."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

Medscape: "Cirrhosis: Nutrition and Exercise."

American Psychological Association: "Listening to the warning signs of stress."

National Health Service: "Primary biliary cirrhosis -- Treatment."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

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