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Low functioning gallbladder causing bile reflux. What is the best treatment for this?

Low functioning gallbladder causing bile reflux. What is the best treatment for this?

Not sure..: That i understand the question. Where is the bile reflux? Do you mean reflux up the esophagus with heartburn? Bile refulx gastritis? There is no relationship between a low functioning gallbladder and esophageal reflux. See a gastroenterologist for a full evaluation. Gallbladder surgery would increase bile into the intestines and might increase bile reflux gastritis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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What are tests and treatment for bile reflux disease?

What are tests and treatment for bile reflux disease?

Ph-impedance : This is a test that requires a tube that passes through the nose and in to the stomach and stays there for 24 hours. If looking specifically for bile reflux, stay on anti-acid medications. I will tell you about liquid reflux, and on medication that would typically be non acid liquid and/or bile. Its important to correlate your symptoms with these reflux events. May need a referral to a GI doc for This. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?

I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief..Every medication given seems to make it worse..What other treatments are available?

? Upper GI Endoscopy: Did you mean reflux disease. Occasionally this could be a sign of more serious disorders especially if not responding to usual treatment. You should see a gasteroenterologist and have an upper GI endoscopy possibly. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for non acidic reflux / alkaline reflux / bile reflux? Not responding to ppi's or h2's. I am willing to try herbs or meds.

Are there any treatments for non acidic reflux / alkaline reflux / bile reflux? Not responding to ppi's or h2's. I am willing to try herbs or meds.

Hard to treat: You can try amphojel or alternagel because they bind bile, but if they don't work, try cholestryamine (will need an rx) because it binds bile acids. No matter what you use, it is hard to treat. ...Read more

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My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

Less info: Usually general measures are recommend e.g. small meals, no food 4 hrs before sleeping, sleeping with head propped up, avoiding fatty foods, sodas, caffein, alcohol and keeping normal wt. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bile reflux gasthropathy?

What is the cause of bile reflux gasthropathy?

Probably not: Bile produced in the liver is excreted via the common bile duct through the papilla of Vater. It should flow ante grade into the small bowel. If it flows retrograde into the stomach, it is termed biliary gastric reflux. It was thought that this could be a cause of gastritis. However, this phenomenon is commonly observed on nuclear hepatobiliary scans in patients without gastritis by endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for bile reflux?

Is there a surgery for bile reflux?

Bitter taste in : Mouth? This is Acid Reflux and not Bile. And for that if diet and lifestyle change does not help then surgery called FUndoplication is done. Gall stone and inflation of Gall bladder causes bile related problem. When it gets infected than needs surgery. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

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