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Doctor insights on: Foods To Absorb Bile Salts

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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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Can you tell me name of the test to identify bile salts?

Can you tell me name of the test to identify bile salts?

Rarely used...: Here's your reference:
Br Med J. 1979 Mar 10; 1 (6164): 644–646.
PMCID: PMC1598241
Bile salt tests in clinical practice.
K W Heaton ...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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What are bile salts (cholestyramine)?

What are bile salts (cholestyramine)?

Bile binders: These salts bind bile and take it out of your system. They can be helpful in some situations. Cholestyramine also lowers cholesterol indirectly. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there a way to decrease the ammount of bile salts your body makes after gallbladder surgery?

Unfortunately no.: No. However, the reason you are probably having diarrhea is bile is constantly being introduced into the small intestine and not being completely reabsorbed before entering the large intestine. This causes irritation of the right colon and thus diarrhea. You can bind the bile by taking metamucil and thus decrease the irritation. ...Read more

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Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Not required: Even after removal of gall bladder bile salt metabolism will be same most bile salts are absorbed by gut and recirculated.. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed in September. I've been experiencing increased acid reflux symptoms since. Could this be healed by taking bile salts?

I had my gallbladder removed in September. I've been experiencing increased acid reflux symptoms since. Could this be healed by taking bile salts?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux may be a separate problem, more noticeable since your gallbladder surgery. Start with TUMS (calcium carbonate), (calcium carbonate) they are inexpensive and available without prescription. Then get in to see your regular doc, report the results with TUMS (calcium carbonate). You may need a prescription or EGD, (a scope to look at esophagus and stomach). Be well. ...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?

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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How long should I wait to workout with weight post gall bladder surgery...It's been 1 week and I feel very fatigued also shoul I now take bile salts?

How long should I wait to workout with weight post gall bladder surgery...It's been 1 week and I feel very fatigued also shoul I now take bile salts?

Activity post gb sur: I would avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a few weeks. Any activity causing pain should be avoided. Otherwise, most aerobic exercise should be ok. No reason to take bile salts after gall bladder surgery. Your body will continue to produce its normal bile. ...Read more

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I was told I would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

Training: You do not need them. Naturopaths are trained differently and so are thought the you do, though there is no scientific evidence to back that. The gallbadder is like a reservoir only. It only is a storage site. The salts, etc, are still produced and released whether there or not. ...Read more

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I take cholestyramine powder for bile salt diarrhea from gall bladder surg. It has worked for many years. ..Not the past 6 mo. Any suggestions?

I take cholestyramine powder for bile salt diarrhea from gall bladder surg. It has worked for many years. ..Not the past 6 mo. Any suggestions?

See a GI doctor: Your current loose stools may or may not be related to bile salts. Just because you are having this does not necessarily mean that the Cholestyramine is not working. Something new may be in progress. Go get seen and hopefully this will clear up soon. Good luck. ...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 the sotable food to bile stoons?

No food will: Make stones go away. But if you eat fatty or fried foods, you will have pain. This is because the gallbladder will contract vigorously. And the stones will get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. This causes biliary colic, it is painful. If the stone remains stuck and gallbladder gets infected, you will have acute cholecystitis. This can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Bile salts (cholestyramine) and pregnancy?

Drugs. Com: Cholestyramine has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda. Because Cholestyramine is not absorbed after oral administration, direct fetal harm is not expected. Impairment of absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients as well as effects of reduced lipid concentrations may be of concern, although the drug has been used successfully during pregnancy.. ..More. ...Read more

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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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Are there foods that naturally concentrate the bile produced by the liver in the absence of gallbladder?

Are there foods that naturally concentrate the bile produced by the liver in the absence of gallbladder?

Not needed: Concentrated bile is not important for digestion, from all secretions 7 liters of fluid goes through gut, even concentrated gb bile gets diluted, most of the entire fluid get absorbed when reaches end of small bowel. ...Read more

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Me and my brother can't keep any food or liquid down. I'm getting hungry and puking bile so what should I do?

Me and my brother can't keep any food or liquid down. I'm getting hungry and puking bile so what should I do?

Risk forDehydration: You and your brother may be very sick and will be at risk for becoming dehydrated due tothe vomiting. Furthermore, the Ibuprofen that you listed as taking can make your stomach feel worse. I strongly recommend that you inform your parents and seek immediate medical attention at an urgent care center or emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have green stool? Is that from bile or food or something else?

What does it mean to have green stool? Is that from bile or food or something else?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My hb is 10.4 and billrubin and bile acide salt is normal, but I suffer by too much itching all over the body, can u help please?

My hb is 10.4 and billrubin and bile acide salt is normal, but I suffer by too much itching all over the body, can u help please?

Anemia: Iron-def anemia has been associated with itching thus you need to find out the cause for the low hgb level. Otherwise I agree with Dr Hagreb's statements. ...Read more

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Been vomitting, and have noticed what looks like coffe grounds, bile, blood, and undigested food? Have gastroparesis and reactive gastritis

Been vomitting, and have noticed what looks like coffe grounds, bile, blood, and undigested food? Have gastroparesis and reactive gastritis

Need to be seen: Vomiting blood and coffee ground appearing material needs to be evaluated urgently, if not emergently. Large blood loss is possible through the GI tract. Do not delay an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can extended use of Metamucil cause bight green stools? Does the light food intake while using Metamucil contribute to this when present? Bile?

Can extended use of Metamucil cause bight green stools? Does the light food intake while using Metamucil contribute to this when present? Bile?

Metamucil: Metamucil does not cause bright green stools. Stool color can change on its own, and bright green is not only not abnormal, it's just fine. I would continue the Metamucil since it provides great fiber for the bowels. No need to stop it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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For the last 5 years, I vomit a few times a week. No nausea, forcing, or bile; it's just my chewed up food (veggies/fruits come out, not bread/cookies?

For the last 5 years, I vomit a few times a week. No nausea, forcing, or bile; it's just my chewed up food (veggies/fruits come out, not bread/cookies?

Reflux: Sounds like this could be reflux. You should speak with your doctor to see if you need a trial of some reflux meds and/or see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How to stop throwing up? Iv been throwing up most of the day. About 5xs its just bile and dry heves. I haven't had food in days or water in two days. I look like a ghost. Will I die from this?

How to stop throwing up? Iv been throwing up most of the day. About 5xs its just bile and dry heves. I haven't had food in days or water in two days. I look like a ghost. Will I die from this?

Bile: If you are throwing up bile (green) and have not had fluids or solids for 2 days you should go to the ER. #1 you are likely dehydrated #2 you may have a blockage of your bowel. Be seen soon and get better. ...Read more

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How did I survive? I went 55 days without food and lived. I couldn't stand for more than a couple of seconds because of light-headedness and a horrible tightness around my midriff. Then I started vomiting water and bile about twice an hour for a week or t

How did I survive? I went 55 days without food and lived. I couldn't stand for more than a couple of seconds because of light-headedness and a horrible tightness around my midriff. Then I started vomiting water and bile about twice an hour for a week or t

You: You must be a very strong person to have gone through all of that. It is also a miracle that you lived through a stabbing and a shooting. While you are clearly very strong and also were lucky, please take especially good care of yourself in the future. Please do not try to go that long without eating as it can cause long-term consequences for the body such as on your bones and liver. Please eat small frequent meals and plenty of fluids. Also you should establish a close relationship with a doctor because of your past traumatic episodes. ...Read more

Bile (Definition)

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