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Bile Acids Fractionated And Total
How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?
No gall bladder. Would taking " bile acids factors" by jarrow hurt if possibly have non-acid reflux? Aka bile reflux?
Wouldn't help: Bile reflux gastritis is caused by inflammation of stomach lining by alkaline bile (a digestive detergent). Antacid meds and acid reducers like Prilosec don't help this, because acid is not the issue. Other meds that coat the stomach and/or prevent back flow from small bowel into the stomach help. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
How can bacterial overgrowth , a common consequence of gastric surgeries , lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function ?
Dysbiosis possible: It is equally possible that the antibiotics you took made your normal flora out of balance. When you have major surgery you are given broad spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection. But the antibiotics kill the good bacteria is well as the bad bacteria, then they get out of balance. Sometimes if you take probiotics, that can restore the balance and make things better. ...Read more
Reflux is common: Typically it may cause heartburn or a sour or bitter taste in the mouth. Overeating or laying down after a heavy meal may cause it to come on or get worse. caffeine and certain foods like spicy foods may cause your symptoms to get worse. your doctor may suggest doing an upper Endoscopy to document changes. SOmetimes bacteria cause symptoms, and that should be investigated ...Read more
Maybe big trouble: We check for several nonspecific liver tests like ast, alt, alkphos, bili and one specific GGT test for alcoholism (and others). We worry when these increase 2x, 3x, 4x etc. Bile acid (bilirubin) can increase in a newborn and cause jaundice, which is temporary and treatable. In adults, an elevate bili can be ominous possible heralding hepatitis, disease, or blockage of some type. ...Read more
I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago,i was told that i have gastritis and that i have increased secretions of acid and bile,what is the cause& solution?
Many: There are many causes of gastritis- Certain foods can irritate your stomach such as alcohol, chocolate, spices and mint. Also, NSAID medications such as ibuprofren can irritate the stomach. A potential solution is avoiding certain foods and ibuprofen. Medications such as nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate may help also. ...Read more
Coeliac D trying to gain weight,there is fat malabsorption, is there any way to ameliorate this other than bile acid sequester? Thank you any tips ?
Time: If you have truly avoided all gluten, the small intestine will eventually heal up and start absorbing the nutrients within a few months at the latest. Just give it time. If you still fail to gain weight after 3 months, check with your GI again to see if there may be something else causing your weight loss issue. ...Read more