TREATMENT OF BILIARY DYSKINESIA BY TRADITIONALMEDICINE THERAPIES
Biliary dyskinesia defines the disorder of the bile-evacuating mechanism, a disorderdue to certain motility dysfunctions of the gall bladder, of the common bile duct or of Oddisphincter.
The Function of the Gall Bladder in the Body
The gall bladder is a small sized organ, situated under the liver. It communicates withthe liver through the hepatic duct. It stores and concentrates the bile, which is a green hepaticsecretion used in the digestive process.When we eat our foods, the gall bladder releases the bile through the common bileduct into the duodenum (the first segment of the small intestine).When this mechanism is disturbed, disorders of the digestive system occur, manifestedby: pain or discomfort in the right subcostal area or in the epigastrium, pain in the shoulderblades are, headaches (especially in the right area), dizziness, nausea, flatulence, sensation of fullness and distension after meals, indigestion (especially after consuming heavy or fatfoods), diarrhea or soft stools, light-colored stools, constipation, a bitter taste after meals.In the case of acute pangs, there is also fever accompanied by biliary colic (strong painin the right side of the abdomen,subcostally, a pain that may radiate towards the right shoulderblade), nausea and vomiting. The symptoms may last from several minutes to several hours.These biliary dysfunctions cause major disorders in the activity of the body and theymay lead to liver diseases (fatty liver, hepatomegaly, hepatic cirrhosis) and pancreaticdiseases (pancreatitis, diabetes), pathologic disorders of the intestinal microflora, gastricdiseases (gastritis, ulcer, and gastro-esophageal reflux).
Hyperkinetic biliary dyskinesia is defined by an increased biliary activity, a decreasedsize of the gall bladder, a quickened intestinal transit, pains and diarrhea.Hypokinetic biliary dyskinesia, also known as "lazy bile", is defined by pains ordiscomfort in the right hypochondrium, a pressure in the respective area and a bitter taste aftermeals or after physical effort, bilious vomiting, pruritus.