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bile salt malabsorption symptoms

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That would be higher than the recommended maximum dose of 3750mg a day. Would expext higher incidence of side effects. Whether a higher dose is more ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, if treated.: Bile is secreted from the liver and stored in the gallbladder. After a meal the gallbladder contracts and the bile enters the small intestine where it ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Past medical studies did not link gallbladder surgery to colon cancer. Most all of the bile is reabsorbed by the small intestine & returned to the liv ... Read More
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nope: Gallbladder removal does not affect your risk for colon cancer.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Not so: Liver makes bile. Gallbladder stores it. With stimulation (fats, meals), discharged bile into upper small bowel (duodenum). Gets reabsorbed in lower s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Acid reflux: Acid reflux may be a separate problem, more noticeable since your gallbladder surgery. Start with TUMS (calcium carbonate), (calcium carbonate) they a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
They are not: Bile salts are synthesized by the liver from cholesterol. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
32 years experience Cardiology
Cholestipol: Cholestipol. It's an old agent seldom used anymore. Another more frequently used agent is cholestyramine.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Genetics: Production of bile salts is one of the many crucial functions of our liver. This is an innate metabolic function programmed by our genes. Bile salts a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: After surgery for gallbladder removal, your body changes. The liver may learn to make less bile, the bile duct will dilate slightly to hold some bile, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not required : Even after removal of gall bladder bile salt metabolism will be same most bile salts are absorbed by gut and recirculated..
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