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Bile acid malabsorption, known also as Bile acid diarrhea, is a cause of several gut-
Malabsorption is a failure to fully absorb nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract. There are many causes including abnormalities of the gut wall, failure to produce digestive enzymes and abnormalities of gut flora.
The outcome is malnutrition. Malnutrition may also be caused by inadequate diet with or without malabsorption.
Managing Bile Acid Diarrhoea
Bowel symptoms including diarrhoea can be produced when excess bile acids (BA) are present in the colon. This condition, known as bile acid or bile salt malabsorption, has been under recognized, as the best diagnostic method, the 75Se-
What is BAM?
Up to a third of those diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diarrhoea may have Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM). Bile Acid Malabsorption or Diarrhoea (BAM) is a cause of chronic diarrhoea with the patients having their bowels open several times a day. There can be a number of reasons why patients get this condition and these have been placed in to three types:
Overview of Malabsorption
Mabsorption is inadequate assimilation of dietary substances due to defects in digestion, absorption, or transport.
Malabsorption can affect macronutrients (eg, proteins, carbohydrates, fats), micronutrients (eg, vitamins, minerals), or both, causing excessive fecal excretion, nutritional deficiencies, and GI symptoms.
Bile Acid Malabsoption and Diarrhoea
Chronic bile acid malabsorption (BAM) affects an estimated one in 100 people in the UK and it can cause sufferers to have up to ten watery bowel movements a day and sometimes in the night, often for months at a time. This bile acid diarrhoea can have a big impact on their lives at home or at work and while they are travelling, as they always need to be near a toilet.
Bile Salt Malabsorption after Cholecystectomy
Nutririon Issues in Gastroenterology
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Recent advances in the understanding of BAM