Bile Reflux

by Kenneth Anderson on September 3, 2014

Kenneth Anderson

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 Let’s start by analyzing the symptoms

Bile reflux occurs when the bile acid from the stomach flows back into the stomach or esophagus. Biliary reflux is often confused with acid reflux. Though both kinds of illnesses have similar symptoms, the pain they produce is in different parts of the abdominal area.  The esophagus is the part of your anatomy that connects your throat with your stomach. Bile acid is harmful to the esophagus because it can cause inflammation to the lining of the esophagus. Long term exposure to bile acid increases the risk of esophageal cancer and gastritis. In addition, the esophagus will have sores and ulcers. The sufferer will feel pain when swallowing food and even some liquid. To reduce the pain, you must first identify that it’s not acid reflux or heartburn, then in the short term use acid reflux herbal remedies as they are applicable short term – long term will require a doctors visit and periodic treatment. In rare cases the ailment is serious enough to warrant surgery.

You can also treat this ailment’s symptoms using all natural remedies. A trip to the doctor is no longer the only option a sufferer has these days to receive relief. More on “bile”: Bile is a type of fluid secreted by the liver to aid in fat digestion. After the liver produced it, it is stored in the gallbladder.  The function of bile is to get rid of old red blood cells from the body. Bile can also eliminate the toxins from your body. When you eat food that contains fat, the bile will be released through two small tubes then the bile will flow to the upper part of the duodenum intestine; as the bile enters into the stomach, the food will travel via the pyloric valve. The pyloric valve is the muscle located at the stomach outlet. Normally, the pyloric valve will only open slightly and close quickly to prevent this ailment. If the pyloric valve muscle is weak, the bile can easily flow backwashes and cause irritation on the stomach. If the bile flows back into the stomach, the person will suffer from gastritis;gastritis happens as a result of inflammation of the stomach.

With this type of ailment it is not strange to have bile flow back into the esophagus with ease; this happens when the lower esophageal sphincter is not functioning properly. Malfunctioned esophagus sphincters cannot effectively block the bile from entering the esophagus. A persons’ lower esophageal sphincter prevents the bile from flowing into the esophagus when the stomach is digesting the food. Biliary reflux that takes place in esophagus can cause heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux. Bile reflux can be caused by a variety of complications that the patient is suffering including gastric surgery, peptic ulcers, and gallbladder surgery. Some people are even idiopathic meaning doctors are unsure of the source of their bile reflux.

If you suffer from this condition, you will feel pain in the upper abdominal every now and then. In addition, you will feel excruciating pain in the chest. Heartburn is a condition that causes you to feel intense heat in your chest the burning pain can spread to the throat and cause your mouth to have a sour taste.  You may even experience nausea-like symptoms and feel like vomiting regularly.  It is not irregular for a sufferer to cough a lot and cough “hoarsely”. Sometimes, the cough will even produce blood. The blood you cough out is caused by the ulcer wounds in the esophagus. People that suffer from bile reflux can experience sudden weight loss for no reason. You should see your doctor and ask him to perform a full checkup if you suspect that you are suffering from biliary reflux. In the interim start treating yourself with herbal remedies for heartburn and acid reflux as they are great for achieving relief from pain. Using these remedies as your prevention techniques will help you rid yourself of biliary reflux in the short term.

To continue from a previous point: In many cases, mild reflux can be treated with natural remedies, you can try things such as baking soda mixed with water, fresh ginger mixed with water and even vinegar mixed with water. Sucking on a peppermint can help temporarily relieve the symptoms of reflux in addition to providing fresh breath. Warm herbal tea drank in slow intervals will help tide you over until a more permanent relief option is available to you. I personally always try to avoid things such as spicy foods and overly fried foods as they have been known to cause flare ups. The guides I have listed around this blog go into further detail about some pretty advanced and highly effective natural cures. Check em’ out.

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