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What is bile salt disease? And can it ever go away if properly treated?

What is bile salt disease? And can it ever go away if properly treated?

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 emulsifies fat ands aids fat digestion. The bile is reabsorbed in the terminal ileum. Surgical removal of the terminal ileum causes bile to enter the colon causing diarrhea. It can also lead to bile acid deficiency and fat malabsorption>steatorrhea ...Read more

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


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Take 6 x625mg cholestagel for bile salt malabsorbtion,doctor wants to increase to 8 x625 is this more than the recommended maximum dose?

Take 6 x625mg cholestagel for bile salt malabsorbtion,doctor wants to increase to 8 x625 is this more than the recommended maximum dose?

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 effective, I cannot say. ...Read more

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Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

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 liver, with or without the gallbladder. Excess bile getting to the colon will cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of cholerestamine? For bile salts?

What are the side affects of cholerestamine? For bile salts?

Numerous: Some of the more common side effects of Cholestyramine include mild constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, weight changes, bloating or gas, and hiccups or a sour taste in your mouth. There are others as well, and if you experience serious ones, such as black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, persistent constipation, or severe abdominal pain, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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Help can bilirubin and bile salts be the same as bile pigments?

Help can bilirubin and bile salts be the same as bile pigments?

They are not: Bile salts are synthesized by the liver from cholesterol. Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects associated with sodium valproate

What are the most common side effects associated with sodium valproate

Many side effects: Valproate (or valproic acid) is used for the treatment of epilepsy (to control fits) and bipolar illness (to stabilize mood). It "calms" and "relaxes." side effects include unsteadiness on the feet, confusion, shaky hands, "feeling sick, " easy bruisability, bleeding, skin rash, fatigue or sleepiness, weight gain, and loss of hair. Simultaneous drinking of alcohol can exacerbate these symptoms. ...Read more

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Which drug reduces blood cholesterol and stimulates the production of bile salts?

Which drug reduces blood cholesterol and stimulates the production of bile salts?

Cholestipol: Cholestipol. It's an old agent seldom used anymore. Another more frequently used agent is cholestyramine. ...Read more

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What triggers your body to make bile salts?

What triggers your body to make bile salts?

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 are essential for proper digestion & detoxification. Unfortunately gallbaldder removal interferes with having adequate bile to digest fats, so it may be wise to take ox bile supplements. Certain herbs & foods can stimulate bile production. See comment:. ...Read more

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