Pancreas and Bile

Pancreas and bile in the human body can be figuratively in good or in very bad relationship.They can be the friends in healthy situation, but can be worst enemy causing diseases of each other.

They have much similarity: without both pancreatic juice and bile we cannot digest the food, especially fat.

Bile and pancreatic juice both have a big amount of minerals and bicarbonates and in normal condition are alkaline.

Both bile and pancreatic juice go to the duodenum (beginning of small intestine) using special pathways: bile and pancreatic ducts. They merge each other before entering the duodenum and mix of pancreatic juice and bile enter in the duodenum throughout special valve called sphincter Oddi.

Negative changing of the biochemistry of bile or pancreatic juice, structure of ducts, possible back ups of these fluids can lead to diseases, some of them fatal.

There are simple examples. Pancreatic cancer causes severe damage of liver because the tumor squeezes the bile duct, developing back up of bile.

From another hand, if the bile is entered to the pancreatic duct, it causes activation of pancreatic enzymes inside the pancreas and severe damages of pancreatic cells (pancreatitis).

As it turned out, bile is the main point of pancreatic health. Practically, bile can cause lots of problems for pancreas, because bile can be easy getting toxic, acidic, very aggressive and can corrode tissue and cells. In this case, bile changes its biochemistry composition and normal pathway. Doctors called this condition – bile reflux. Aggressive bile can make inflammation and ulcers.

When the bile throws back to the stomach, it causes ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Some scientists consider that aggressive bile can even throw highly up causing the damage of the esophagus.

As was talked before, when the aggressive bile throws back to the pancreatic duct, it causes blockage of the duct, that drains digestive enzymes from the pancreas, leading to inflammation of pancreas – pancreatitis. The pancreatic juice contains the digestive enzymes which are inactive. Just a little bile can activate them and digestive enzymes start to digest their own pancreas inside the pancreatic duct – self-digestion.

Toxic, acidic, solid bile with gallbladder stones may obstruct the bile ducts and spasms of valve between the bile, pancreatic ducts and small intestine (duodenum). These stones can be very small like sand or large and can make blockage of moving of bile, increasing the pressure into pancreatic duct and back up the pancreatic juices, which collect digestive enzymes.   The pancreatic digestive enzymes, which trapped inside, start to digest their own pancreatic cells causing congestion, inflammation, pain, cysts and finally death of tissue of pancreas gland.

The main reason to make bile aggressive is deficiency of minerals, microelements and bicarbonates, which cause the acidosis and changing of biochemistry of bile. Whole body acidity is caused by acid formed food, bad food combination, big fatty meals, processed products without good quality and quantity of minerals, microelements and bicarbonates, and dehydration are main factors to make the bile toxic, acidic, solid and very aggressive as well. 

From another hand, our organism is bombarded every day by myriads of harmful chemicals from food, water, air and toxins from inside or outside of our body. Liver removes the toxins from our body by moving the fat-soluble wastes into the bile and then to the small and large intestines out from body. More toxins are in our body – more toxins go to the bile.

The worst enemy for the liver and bile is alcohol. Thus, it is not wonder, alcohol abuse is number one factor leading to pancreatitis. Unfortunately, there are many parasites, especially one cell organisms, which also create toxicity and inflammation of bile ducts. According to scientific evidence, Candida-yeast overgrow can be a big reason for bile to be acidic, toxic and aggressive.

Even the small problems with bile and/or pancreas are a huge signal to change the life style and focus on liver and bile health. Some of the healing modalities may be very helpful such as:

  • Healing Diet.
  • Herbal Medicine.
  • Nutritional Supplementation.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Drinking Healing Mineral Water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt.
  • Therapeutic Exercises and Point Massage.
  • Restoration of friendly intestinal flora, etc.

The positive changing in the biochemistry of bile, enhance the production and promote the elimination of bile are very beneficial for people even with small gastro intestinal problems. Doing this is a slowly process which require supervision of knowledgeable health professionals.

The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.