Western medicine offers many options for bile reflux treatments that in fact don’t work. They may provide temporary relief in the short term, while actually making people sicker in the long run.
I received the diagnosis – “incurable” bile reflux disease from my gastroenterologist after several painful and expensive tests two years ago. This was after struggling with chronic bile reflux several times a month over the past 20 years. After having a child 5 years ago, I became sick almost every day with constant bile vomiting and gallbladder pain. I developed a hiatal hernia as a result of the constant vomiting, migraine headaches, bile reflux gastritis, stomach pains and intolerance for most foods, losing 25 pounds in the process. I was unable to function at all! -.
I could not eat, sleep or think straight. If I did not have my family by my side motivating me every day, I was truly ready to end my life.
Couple words on what actually Bile reflux is
Most of us are familiar with, or suffer from, acid reflux. In order to determine what causes your pain, your doctor may perform a variety of tests – including endoscopy and a special test that checks what types of digestive juices are coming into your esophagus. If the substance is acidic, then a stomach acid is involved. If the substance is alkaline, then it is bile causing the trouble.
- Acid reflux symptoms are indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, pain swallowing and esophagus Inflammation caused by stomach acids going through the lower esophageal sphincter into the esophagus.
- Bile reflux symptoms are heartburn, gastritis, hoarseness, chronic cough, pain swallowing, esophagus inflammation caused by bile from the gallbladder making its way through the pyloric valve from the small intestine continuing its way through the lower esophageal sphincter into the esophagus.
Sometimes, acid and bile reflux happen at the same time because of weakling of the esophageal sphincter, dysfunction of the pylorus valve and the complete imbalance of the digestive system. This is the short summery of the existing well known bile reflux treatments learned from my own experience and months of research:
Western Medical System:
In the case of acid and bile reflux case together Western doctors usually prescribed antacids
(Maalox Alka Seltzer, Pepcid, Zantac, Nexium, Prolosec and ext); In the case of only bile reflux, Western doctors usually prescribe biding suspension – cholestyramine – since antacids affect only stomach acid production and antacids provide no relief.
Roux-en-Y – diversion surgery diverts the bile so that it enters further down the intestine;
Anti-Reflux Surgery for Bile Reflux – surgery is used, called fundoplication, where the surgeon wraps part of the stomach around the esophagus. This helps keep acid and bile from coming into the esophagus.
1. Herbal remedies: chamomile, licorice, and marshmallow, melissa officinalis triphala, strawberries.
2. Special diet: for both acid reflux and bile reflux you should avoid taking caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods, citrus carbonated drinks, mint, and vinegar.
3. Life style changes:
Do not lie down shortly after a meal; eat small meals several times a day rather than large meals;
Last meal should be eaten at least three hours before bed time; Practice meditation and yoga.
I was initially diagnosed as suffering from acid reflux, not bile reflux. I was prescribed to take well-known antacids, which typically happens with bile reflux diagnoses.
I was advised by Western Doctors to take the binding bile medication, to do anti bile reflux fundoplication surgery and gallbladder removal surgery as I was complaining about pain in the area of the gallbladder. I tried most well-known Western medications and herbal remedies, special diets and life style changes usually recommend by Naturopaths Doctors. I did not consider the surgery option since I know how invasive and tough it is on the body.
Author – Tanya
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