Causes Of Excess Bile Secretion

Written by: Tara Hari
Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:03 [IST]
 
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Bile is a combination of water, electrolytes and a series of organic molecules. This fluid is greenish-yellow in colour. Bile is essential for the digestion of fats and the elimination of exhausted red blood cells from the body.

Bile is produced by the liver and it is stored in the gall-bladder. It helps flush out the toxins from your body. When there is some dysfunction in the liver, it causes excess secretion of bile, which is usually expelled from the body in the form of vomit. Some of the causes for excess bile secretion are given below.

Causes Of Excess Bile Secretion

Overeating
There is excess bile secretion when an individual overeats or consumes more food than is deemed necessary by the body. When there is an excess consumption of food, the body stores it away. When this unused nutrient material gets to be too large a quantity for the body to store, the body rectifies this problem by excess bile secretion. This will help relieve the system for a time period of four to six weeks, after which the process is repeated.

Food quality
Extremely rich food causes excess bile secretion. Food that has gone bad due to improper storage or unhygienic methods of preparation also results in excess bile secretion. This can be avoided by steering clear of food from outside. Always make sure that you prepare food in a healthy manner. Stay away from food that is left uncovered or not refrigeriated. Make sure the food you eat is not too rich.

Lack of Exercise
When an individual is temped to overeat, but does not exercise or burn a corresponding amount of calories by doing vigorous activities, there is an overload on the liver. This results in excess bile secretion or a bilious attack. The liver stops its function until the excess food is expelled with the help of bile.

Surgery
When an individual undergoes gastric surgery and has complications which involve damage to the pyloric valve, it might result in the total removal of the stomach. This procedure is called gastrectomy. Excess bile secretion is a side effect of this procedure.

Peptic Ulcer
Sometimes excess bile secretions occur as a result of peptic ulcers. These ulcers block the pyloric valve, which prevents the stomach from opening to empty the food as quickly as it does normally. This leads to food becoming stagnant in the stomach. This increases gastric pressure that in turn increases the secretion of bile and causes excess bile secretion into the oesophagus.

Excess secretion of bile results in indigestion and constipation. It also results in nausea, headache, loss of mental efficiency and depression. Excess bile secretion should immediately be remedied as according to the method of manifestation. Proper diet and regular exercise is also necessary for avoiding excess bile secretion.

Topics: disease, health
Story first published:  Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 5:03 [IST]
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