Bile Acid Malabsorption Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Ayurveda Concept

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

When your intestines cannot absorb bile acids properly you suffer from a condition called Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM). Since the bile acids are not absorbed from the intestines, extra bile acids are left over in the intestines. This causes irritation of the small intestine and causes watery diarrhea. It is also called as bile acid diarrhea (BAD). Experts report that roughly 1 out of 100 people may have BAM. (Read more)

Bile is a natural fluid made in the liver. It is needed for digestion. Bile contains acids, proteins, salts and other products. The bile formed in the liver moves to the gallbladder through the common bile duct. The bile is stored in the gallbladder until the food is consumed. When you eat food, your gallbladder contracts and release this bile into your intestine. The acids in the bile help to break down the food and…

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