What Is Biliary Colic?

By james
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2. Bile

As mentioned, bile is a substance that helps us to break down our food – especially fats. It is stored in the gallbladder and when we eat, the gallbladder will contract a little, thus squeezing a little bile out of the bile duct. The bile will then travel down the bile duct until it exits at the small intestine.

When in the intestines, the enzymes in the bile can begin to work on the food. Bile is actually what gives our stools their brown pigment. This suggests that if your stools are lighter than usual then it may be down to a problem with the bile duct and/or the gallbladder.

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