in the first place.
What Causes these Obstructions?
The following are some of the most common causes of biliary obstruction:
- gallstones, which are the most common cause
- inflammation of the bile ducts
- a biliary stricture, which is an abnormal narrowing of the duct
- enlarged lymph nodes
- an injury related to gallbladder or liver surgery
- tumors that have reached the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, or bile ducts
- infections, including hepatitis
- cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver
- severe liver damage
- choledochal cyst (present in infants at birth)
What are the risk factors?
The risk factors for biliary obstruction usually depend on the cause of the obstruction. The majority of the cases are a result of gallstones. This makes women more vulnerable to developing a biliary obstruction. Other risk factors include:
- a history of gallstones
- chronic pancreatitis
- pancreatic cancer
- an injury to the right part of the abdomen
- rapid weight loss
- conditions related to the breakdown of red blood cells, such as sickle cell anemia
Born Albert Joseph Brown, III in Boston, Massachusetts but was raised in Mount Vernon, New York where he was the star quarterback on the high school football team.
With a full ride scholarship to the University of Iowa gifted to him, he turned it down to pursue his love of music under the alias Al B. Sure! In 1987, he was tapped by Quincy Jones as the winner of a Sony Records talent search and, found fame while still in his teens with the spectacular debut album “In Effect Mode” featuring numerous hits, including such instant R&B classics as Rescue Me and Nite and Day.
We wish many more years of health for Al Beezy. Love you man!