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What is the definition or description of: bile acids?

What is the definition or description of: bile acids?

They digest fats: Bile acids are made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. When you ingest a fatty meal, bile acids are released into the intestine to help digest fats and they are necessary for the absorption of certain fat soluble vitamins such as a, d, e and k. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Bile Acids (Definition)

Bile acids are made in the liver and stored in the gall bladder. When you ingest a fatty meal, bile acids are released into the intestine to help digest fats and they are necessary for the absorption of certain fat soluble vitamins such as a, ...Read more


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How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

Bacterial overgrowth: When you have gastric surgery this stresses the bowel and can change the bacteria in the biofilm which lines the bowel. This different type of bacteria metabolizes the bile differently and this can upset the bodies ability to digest. ...Read more

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No gall bladder. Would taking " bile acids factors" by jarrow hurt if possibly have non-acid reflux? Aka bile reflux?

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

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How can bacterial overgrowth , a common consequence of gastric surgeries , lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function ?

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

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How would my dr know if I had reflux from acid or from bile?

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

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Is there a way to increase amt of hydrochloric acid or bile I produce?

Is there a way to increase amt of hydrochloric acid or bile I produce?

Why?: Why would you want to do that? Excessive production of acid is a cause of peptic ulcers, and I do not know of any way to increase bile production. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum bile acid elevated?

What is the definition or description of: serum bile acid elevated?

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

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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?

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

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How can I know difference between acid reflux and bile reflux?

How can I know difference between acid reflux and bile reflux?

Esophageal test: the only way is with an esophageal ph study with impedance. It is a very specialized test. usually an anti-acid will help symptoms of acid reflux but not those from bile reflux. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more