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Purified Bile Salts
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
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
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
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
Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
My Urine report COMPLETE URINE ANALYSIS COLOUR PALE YELLOW PALE YELLOW VOLUME 30 ML REACTION ACIDIC ACIDIC APPEARANCE CLEAR CLEAR PH 6.0 5.0 - 6.5 SPECIFIC GRAVITY 1.010 1.005 - 1.030 ALBUMIN NIL NIL SUGAR NIL NIL BILE SALT NEGATIVE BI
Sounds okay: Why do you ask? I'm glad you're health-conscious and that this seems to be fine. ...Read more
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
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?
What is a strong, clean narcotic for breakthrough pain? I currently have a Butran Patch (5mg) & it's not working. Possibly need a bile duct stent.
Pain killers: What was the butrans written for, who prescribed it, if for cholongitis that is a wrong medicine all together, gi guys are capable to handle it ...Read more
My mother was diagnosed with a full whipple (bile duct tumor) in october 12. She is well since then (clean cts, pet scan, good analysis), but she constantly has fever. What should I do?
Fever: A fever is defined as temperature > 100.4. If your mother has fever for this long of time and given your mother extensive medical history, I'm sure this has been looked into to assure no underlying malignancy (recurrent or new). Please discuss with your oncologist or infectious disease doctor. ...Read more
No such thing!: Curing Cancer is not simple. So do not fall into this "Alternative Medicine" trap using unconventional treatments. Seek conventional treatment first. You can find good treatment in most major Cancer Centers located in bigger cities. You can also go to your local Medical Oncologist for consultation and advice. ...Read more
Does using purified sea salt water, several times a day, benefit healing wounds? This specifically concerns new piercings.
Sea water: No matter how long I have been in wound care, there always seems to be an endless stream of new products and recommendations. I think that attention to the conditions under which the piercings are done (sterility of tools, for example) requires more due diligence than dealing with problems afterwards. We use sterile Normal Saline all of the time to wash wounds so if it is sterile, I see no issue. ...Read more
I gargled using bottled water and salt. I chocked and it came out my nose. Wpuld this pose a risk for n.fowleri? Says purified on bottle.
No: N. fowleri should not be found in bottled/ purified water. ...Read more
Sharp pain on my left upper abdomen for 2 weeks, now I lost my sense of taste. I can't taste sugar at all but could taste salt a little. What can it be?
Any numbness?: WIth the sharp pain, do you have numbness, tingling, or burning in the chest or legs? I would recommend an MRI of the spine and maybe of the brain to rule out inflammation. These 2 symptoms aren't usually caused by a problem in only one area. Probably best if you see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more
I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?
Well, you had a good: Look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest priority. It's not clear whether your symptoms are coming from the GI tract, the lungs/pleural cavity, or even your heart. Continue working with your doctor to make the diagnosis and implement effective treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
What other type of medicines are out there to help with bile dumping. I'm on cholerystime but get ill nausea from it. Any suggestion s.?
Chemical properties: Biliverdin is a green tetrapyrrolic bile pigment, and is a product of heme/redcell breadown. Biliverdin is further broken down to bilirubin for easier excretion to the outside world (also into urobilinogen in urine-as mild yellow). This compound absorbs green light, thus appears green to your eyes! (put in dard room=brown/black). I think u maybe asking why u threw up green? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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