UHB Free Health Talks – Primary Biliary Cholangitis
November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) runs a programme of health talks throughout the year for the benefit of its members, patients and the local community.
Hosted by our clinical professionals, these talks help raise public awareness of health conditions and provide information about the treatments and services available at your local hospitals.
This talk, on 19 November 2019 at 5pm, focuses on Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC).
Primary biliary cholangitis (sometimes called as primary biliary cirrhosis) is a type of liver disease that can get gradually worse over time. Without treatment, it may eventually lead to liver failure.
Bile is a liquid produced inside the liver that’s used to help digest fats and remove waste products from the body. It passes out of the liver through small tubes called bile ducts.
In PBC, the immune system (the body’s natural defence against infection and illness) mistakenly attacks the bile ducts.
It’s not clear why this happens, but it’s thought to be caused by a combination of subtle differences in how the immune system works.
The bile ducts become damaged and injured, causing bile to build up in the liver. This further damages the liver and may lead to scarring.
Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Heartlands Hospital
Refreshments will be served from 10am for talks at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and from 4.15pm for talks at Heartlands, Good Hope or Solihull Hospitals.
Guests are welcome at our health talks – to book a place for a guest, please contact the membership team:
Tel: 0121 424 2643