Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Diet

Liver disease diet for primary biliary cirrhosis includes:

  • High carbohydrates:
    • This is the major source of calories for people with severe liver disease.
  • Moderate fat intake:
    • The increased carbohydrate and fat help in preserving the protein in the body and prevent muscle wasting.
  • Restrict protein to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
  • Severe liver disease may require protein supplements in the form of essential amino acids.
  • Restrict salt to no more than 2 grams per day.
  • Vitamin supplements:
  • Avoid excessive vitamin A.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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