Postcholecystectomy - Bile Reflux

[acid and bile reflux] Gastroesophageal Mucosal Injury after Cholecystectomy: An Indication for Surveillance?

Gastroesophageal Mucosal Injury after Cholecystectomy: An Indication for Surveillance? Shah Gilani SN1, Bass GA1, Kharytaniuk N2, Downes MR3, Caffrey EF3, Tobbia I3, Walsh TN4. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy alters bile release dynamics from pulsatile meal-stimulated to continuous, and results in retrograde duodeno-gastric bile reflux (DGR). Bile is implicated in mucosal injury after gastric surgery, but whether cholecystectomy causes esophagogastric mucosal […]

Truth – Post-cholecystectomy bile (duodenogastric) reflux occurs in up to 30% patients

During the informed consent process for Cholecystectomy for the treatment of gallstones,  Doctors, hospitals and surgeons advised patients the following:  “Surgery side effects are temporary. (bloating, flatulence and diarrhea – this can last a few weeks)”  “Eat a normal diet straight away – you can return to a normal diet”  “Some people experience symptoms similar […]

Bile and Acid Reflux Increase Following Cholecystectomy?

March 13, 2017 In Acid Reflux Blog By Elias Darido “Gastroesophageal Mucosal Injury after Cholecystectomy: An Indication for Surveillance?” is a new study published by T. Walsh et al in the current issue of JACS (Journal of the American College of Surgeons). The authors evaluate the incidence of stomach bile pooling detected by endoscopy in […]

The Importance of Stomach Acid: Why Antacids Could Make You Sick

The Importance of Stomach Acid: Why Antacids Could Make You Sick May 17, 2016 by Brooke Keefer Stomach acid is a necessary and vital part of digestion. Yet, stomach acid has become enemy number one in the United States. We are a nation reliant on our proton pump inhibitors (PPI), acid reducers and antacids. Many think they […]

Bile reflux

Bile reflux Having experienced bile reflux myself I can make a few comments about it. Unlike acid reflux – which can be easily controlled by PPIs or antacids, there is no medically effective remedy for bile reflux. However an understanding of the bile system and how it goes wrong can give some pointers. Contents this […]

Chronic pancreatitis and bile reflux

Chronic pancreatitis and bile reflux The majority of patients with pancreatic problems suffer from heartburn. Sometimes this heartburn is stubborn and does not respond to common treatment with the gastric acid suppressors. Many individuals have the bitter taste in the mouth, belching, or regurgitation with the bitter taste or vomiting of bile. The common belief […]

Barrett’s oesophagus, Omeprazole dosage and bile reflux: links

Barrett’s oesophagus, Omeprazole dosage and bile reflux: links This is a listing of URLs relevant to Barrett’s oesophagus, Omeprazole dosage and bile reflux. The search reveals some interesting pages! But a quote from Robert A. Heinlein’s short story Life-Line is relevant here: There are but two ways of forming an opinion in science. One is […]

PPI Testimony – Side affects , how to get of PPI’s

Omeprazole dosage and side effects – experiments with dosage Warning Wednesday the 16th of May, 2012. This page needs updating. I have now been on Omeprazole for well over 4 years and things have changed – Omeprazole suffers from drug tolerance: it seems that the liver learns to metabolise it quicker and quicker. Please contact me […]

Acid Reflux Drugs May Cause Dementia and Neuropathy

Has your memory been slipping lately? Have you experienced unexplained pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in your arms of legs? Have you also been taking an acid reflux drug like Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec for a couple years? If so, then you may be the latest victim of the pharmaceutical industry’s medical model of healthcare. […]

Do Post Cholecystectomy Reflux Medications Increase Risk of Esophageal and Throat Cancer?

  Image by Steven Fruitsmakk from Wikipedia Over the last 30 years, the incidence of esophageal cancer has been steadily rising in spite of increased use of reflux medications. In fact, one can almost say that there is an inverse relationship between risk of esophageal cancer and reflux medication usage. BUT, it is also a foregone conclusion that reflux […]