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Diarrhea after gallbladder removal

How Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help people with diarrhea after gallbladder removal

If you had your gallbladder removed and you suffer from diarrhea, you are not alone. 700.000 gallbladders’ are removed annually in the USA. Statistically, almost one in three persons will develop a chronic diarrhea after the gallbladder surgery. For some it is infrequent episodes, for others it is an annoying situation with frequent accidents and constant search for the nearest so bathroom.

However, it is just a symptom. Unfortunately, people without gallbladder experience some problems with digestion and pain, have much more chances for colon cancer. If conventional medicine cannot help, you can seek the non-drug approach of the alternative medicine. You lost you gallbladder mainly because of stones or inflammation.

 Explanation of the development of the diarrhea after gallbladder removal

The simple and often explanation why the diarrhea after gallbladder removal occurs is irritation of the colon by the bile acids. The bile acids diarrhea is a side effect of gallbladder removal.

Using the powerful ion exchange resin (Cholestyramine) that can bind bile in the gastrointestinal tract and can reduce this kind of diarrhea.

To realize the holistic approach for diarrhea after gallbladder removal, we have to ask very important question: what is the reasons for bile acids diarrhea, why gallbladder removal can create it? There are a few things that can help to understand that. Bile acids are component of bile. They have strong detergent actions, which help to reduce the size of the fats’ particles so pancreatic lipase can split them to fatty acids and glycerol. Bile acids can exist in soluble and insoluble (precipitated) forms in human GI tract. Bile acids in soluble form help to digest fatty foods and fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, K. Contrary, precipitated bile acids are highly aggressive, irritated substances, which can corrode ducts, sphincter of Oddi, duodenum and even colon causing irritation, inflammation, pain, reflux and diarrhea. By medical research, bile acids can be also substantial reason for increasing numbers of the colon cancers in the persons after gallbladder removal.

Normally, bile with bile acids in it, releases from the gallbladder through special muscle valve (sphincter of Oddi) into duodenum mainly when foods are there. Normally, gallbladder contracts, sphincter of Oddi opens. What happens when gallbladder is removed? Sphincter of Oddi is closed, so liver bile collected in the bile duct, pressure inside the bile duct increases causing pain and indigestion. On the other hand, sphincter of Oddi opens in inappropriate time when duodenum is empty, without foods, Therefore, bile drips, irritates empty gut’s walls, causing pain and indigestion.

You remember, we talk about soluble and precipitated bile salts before. One, very serious thing can make bile acids precipitate is acidic pH. By the way, you lost your gallbladder because of its inflammation or gallbladder stones that were caused by acidic bile. Gallbladder removal did not change the pH of your liver bile. Acidic bile and acidic changes in the pancreatic juice are culprits of pain, indigestion, bile reflux, gas, bloating and, certainly, diarrhea after gallbladder removal.

Normally, there are no many bacteria in duodenum. Mather Nature does not wish for invaders eat our foods and produce toxins in the small intestine. Acidity of bile and pancreatic juice decreases antibacterial, antifungal activity in the small intestine. Intestinal dysbiosis such as Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Candida-yeast overgrowth often goes with the postcholecystectomy syndrome; the side effect of the gallbladder removal. Overgrowth of bacteria and yeasts in the small intestine promote precipitation of the bile acids.

Unfortunately, SIBO and Candida-yeast overgrowth lead to more acidity that cause vicious circle. 

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Therefore, the vital actions in the postcholecystectomy syndrome are normalize natural acid-alkaline balance in the body, restore the friendly intestinal flora, enhance pancreatic function, decrease inflammation and bile reflux, flush out bile acids, regulate sphincter of Oddi contractions, replace deficiencies of the essential nutrients, etc. This time-consumption, natural process cannot get passively overnight. It requires active participation of the patient and some non-drug methods of the alternative medicine.

Long history of the popular treatment of the postcholecystectomy syndrome in the European mineral spa, Karlovy Vary and healing action of the mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt proves that. Healing mineral water alkalizes the body, enhances pancreatic function, improves digestion, flushes out toxins and helps with diarrhea after gallbladder removal. It is safe and effective holistic approach.

Mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt alkalizes body better with mineral supplement such as cellular magnesium-potassium. In the chronic diarrhea, person usually is depleted from water and minerals that make people prone to acidity and flabby sphincters.

Food after gallbladder removal can heal or literally kill the proper digestion. Every one is unique. Hard copy of the eating plan for everyone that suffers from diarrhea after gallbladder removal, is absurd. Why? Many people now suffer from food sensitivity and food intolerance; some have comorbidities, parasites, heavy metal toxicity, national and personal preferences.  To simplify, person with diarrhea after gallbladder removal have to eat alkaline foods with natural digestive enzymes, mechanically blended, non-allergenic (without gluten, milk). Separate, elimination, anti Candida diet may be suitable for that. The best idea is to work with knowledgeable medical practitioner.

Just taking probiotics and eating yogurt are not enough for restoration intestinal flora. You cannot grow plants and have an abundant harvest in the field with emaciated soil, jam-packed with the weeds, bugs and toxins. European whole body cleansing with colon hydrotherapy, using superb quality of probiotics and prebiotics is the first step to healthy microbial balance in the small and large intestines.

Diarrhea is not a new thing. People have suffered from the chronic diarrhea for the centuries. Therefore, they used herbal remedies and teas to survive. For now, the scientific research and the clinical base evidences support the effectiveness of herbs in digestive disorders especially in chronic diarrhea. Herbs can promote releasing of the liver bile, make bile liquid and less acidic.

Problems with digestion, lost of fluid, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and essential fatty acids can cause many symptoms, which are very far from the colon. These problems may involve cognitive, immune, skin, adrenal, thyroid, heart, and vessels functions, create additional symptoms and other treatments. Concerning about bathrooms, water-resistant pads, and diapers are not a solution for diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Look for help, knock all the doors, educate yourself, and be involved in the healing process.   

 At the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic, we use a safe, effective, non-drug, and holistic approach to focus on the root of the problems. Many parts of this unique program have been widely used in other countries for hundreds or even thousands of years. Some of them are

 1. European Whole Body Cleansing 
 2. Herbal Medicine
 3. Nutritional Supplementation
 4. Healing Foods Consultations
 5. Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water
 6. Acupuncture

More than 250 years, Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water (KVHMW), has been the most popular in Europe, natural approach to the digestive disorders, especially to chronic diarrhea.* KVHMW provides the body with essential minerals, bicarbonate and trace elements, which alkalize the body, support the pancreatic function, decrease inflammation and deficiencies, promote friendly intestinal flora to grow. Acidic bile is getting aggressive and irritates, corrodes bile ducts, sphincter of Oddi, duodenum and eventually colon causing jerky contractions leading to diarrhea. Drinking Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary spring salt can make liver bile alkaline, decreases the amount of aggressive bile acids in bile.

What else can make our body less acidic? Alkaline-forming foods and mineral supplements such as Biotherapy Cellular Magnesium-Potassium.

 Healing Food Consultation is extremely valuable in healing diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Using the “healing power of food”, we can give you a customized diet plan that was developed in European naturopathic clinics. There is no effective healing approach for diarrhea after gallbladder removal without a special diet and proper food combining.

 Whole Body Cleansing with restoration of friendly intestinal flora, anti-Candida program helps normalize the function of the entire gastro-intestinal tract by changing the quality and elimination of bile and improve the digestion.

 Without gallbladder and concentrated gallbladder bile, you cannot eat everything as before. Your stomach will react quickly on the food that you not get along with. Herbs, acupuncture and some nutritional supplements can help relieve pain, heaviness in the right stomach area, gas, bloating, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, and certainly diarrhea.

 For effective healing diarrhea after gallbladder removal, please contact the Biotherapy Clinic through one of the following options:

• Telephone consultation (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640 after completing Biotherapy questionnaire
• Office appointment at one of our conveniently located offices, San Francisco and Redwood City