Jul 12, 2016
As complex as the digestive system is, it is constantly at risk for malfunction. One issue that is relatively common among people of all ages is biliary reflux. If you are suffering with this condition, however, we have a few treatment suggestions for you, including orange peel extract, magnesium, and rhodiola rosea.
What Is Biliary Reflux?
Biliary reflux is a condition that occurs as bile, the digest juice produced in your liver, backs up into your stomach and esophagus. You may experience the condition in conjunction with acid reflex or without any other issues.
Biliary or bile reflux can be difficult to differentiate from acid reflux, especially because the conditions often occur together. Nevertheless, some of the symptoms help determine the condition. Common symptoms of the disorder include intense upper abdominal pain, frequent heartburn, nausea, vomiting a greenish-yellow fluid, cough or hoarseness, and unintended weight loss.
What Causes Bile Reflux?
Bile is produced in the liver and is used in the digestion of fats. However, the liquid must flow successfully into the intestines to aid in digestion. Reflux often occurs when there has been damage to the pyloric valve as the result of a surgery complication. Additional causes include a peptic ulcer that blocks the pyloric valve or gallbladder removal surgery.
How Is Reflux Typically Treated?
Medical supervision is important when it comes to treating biliary reflux because a doctor can identify more serious causes or even complications. Common medical treatment include medications that augment the flow of bile, block the production of stomach acid, or assist in emptying the stomach.
Can Natural Remedies Reduce Biliary Reflux?
In addition to these treatment options, natural remedies also help treat bile reflux issues. Orange peel extract, magnesium, and rhodiola rosea are three of our most common suggestions; however, there are other options.
1. Orange Peel Extract
Orange extract helps move food effectively and efficiently through the esophagus, reducing issues with bile reflux. It also reduces the surface tension of the liquid contents in the stomach, making reflux less likely.
Magnesium helps control the muscle function in your digestive tract and throughout your body. It also aids in digestion to alleviate reflux issues.
3. Rhodiola Rosea
This compound helps support the biochemical reactions in your body. With this capability, it helps expedite digestive processing and lessens the risk of reflux.
Relieving reflux can be complicated, but these treatments may help. Keep reading below for more natural remedies from our contributors!
Remedies for Bilary Reflux
Several family members suffer bile reflux; some have had gallbladder removed to little/no avail (long term). Fortunately we've identified a PRIMARY TRIGGER being MSG (Monosodiun glutamate, a common food additive/preservative). Knowing this helps us prevent many issues, especially the choking/blobs of mucus in the throat.
I'm preparing to do a gallbladder/liver flush as advocated by Naturopath Andrea Moritz which (detailed on this site under gall bladder issues)that many people find success with.
I hope this info helps someone.
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Posted by Jdawg (Fredericton, Nb, canada) on 09/05/2009
I've had this before and since having my gallbladder removed and don't see anything on here about making it better. I had some help from H2 blockers but I wanted to see if something natural was out there.
I've tried calcium, magnesium, ACV, turmeric, dietary changes, activated charcoal and other things and still have this terrible snot at the back of my throat and hoarseness, bloating, terrible digestion. Any help would be great.
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Posted by Marguerite (Wrightwood, Ca) on 03/23/2011
I've been having a tough time with bile reflux for many years. The doctors could never find out what was wrong and I ended up in emergency many times, thinking I might die. I started taking 2 capsules of Rhodiola Rosea every morning for another problem, and found this to have completely cured my bile reflux! Wow!
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