Cirrhosis and Gallbladder
The liver, the body’s largest internal organ, is located under your rib cage on the right side of the abdominal cavity. It weighs around three pounds and is shaped similar to a half of a football. …show more content…
The causes of cholestasis can be divided into different groups, those originating within the liver and those originating outside of the liver. Causes originating in the liver include acute hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, drugs, cancer and cirrhosis due to hepatitis. Causes originating outside the liver include a stone in a bile duct or an inflammation of the pancreas (Mohamed and Solan, 2015).
Cholestasis causes the skin to appear yellow, a condition called jaundice. It also causes irritation of the skin, irregular colored urine, and stools may become foul smelling or have a lighter color. The skin may become dirty looking due to long standing jaundice. Some patients may also have a lack of bile in their intestine, this may cause calcium and vitamin D to be poorly absorbed by the body. The long term affects for these patients include a loss of bone tissue and a tendency to bleed easily (Mohamed and Solan,