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Does any one use or recommend 'salts' anymore for gallbladder problems.  Why has this form of treatment unheard of now?

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    Hi, Franka,

    Do you mean bile salts?  Sometmes a gallbladder excretes too much bile, so no additional bile salts are necessary.  Other times, a gallbladder is nearly or completely blocked, and some people supplement with ox bile.  

     

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      Hi, Frank,

      Okay, these are both laxatives.  Some people with gallbladder disease might have accompanying constipation (insufficient bile) I can understand that laxatives might help that.  But others suffer from quite the reverse.  In that instance, no further stimulation is necessary.

      However; I think that though it might help symptoms, eventually the underlying disease will need to be investigated and addressed.  Untreated gallbladder disease can lead to all sorts of serious complications.  

      Best of luck to you!

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