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How can primary biliary cholangitis cause vitamin and metabolic deficiencies?

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When the bile ducts become blocked, the liver can no longer filter substances, such as cholesterol and other fats, as it normally would. This changes the way the body breaks down fats and vitamins A, D, E, and K. As a result, your body can’t use or nutrients the way it once did. Osteoporosis can happen when your body has problems using vitamin D and calcium.

From: What Is Primary Biliary Cholangitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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