Bile acids

Bile acids, essential for digesting fats, are produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Normally, they are reabsorbed into the body, but a portion ends up in stool. Analyzing bile acids in stool can help understand digestive health, especially in diagnosing malabsorption issues....

Bile acids

Who Would Benefit from Testing Bile Acids in Stool?

Individuals experiencing chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, or symptoms of malabsorption are prime candidates for bile acid testing in stool. It’s also relevant for those with liver or gallbladder diseases, or conditions affecting the intestines.

What are Symptoms of Abnormal Bile Acid Levels?

  • Digestive Symptoms: Chronic diarrhea, greasy stools, abdominal discomfort.
  • Nutrient Deficiencies: Indicative of malabsorption.

What are Common Reasons for Abnormal Bile Acid Levels?

Abnormal levels can result from liver or gallbladder disorders, intestinal diseases, or surgeries affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Dietary factors and certain medications can also impact bile acid levels.

How do Bile Acid Levels in Stool relate to overall Digestive Health?

Bile acid levels in stool are a key indicator of digestive health. They reveal how well fats are digested and absorbed. Abnormal levels can point to liver or gallbladder issues, intestinal disorders, and problems with fat absorption. High levels often cause symptoms like chronic diarrhea.

Test(s) that measure/test for Bile acids

Trusted by over 10.000+ customers

gettested trustpilot
call to action
call to action line graphic

Still not sure what you need?

Let our experienced team of nutritionists, medical experts, health coaches guide you.