What Is Ursodeoxy-Chloric Acid?


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Aimee Rogers answered
Ursodeoxy-Chloric Acid is a type of medication which is known as a biliary agent which is used to treat gallstones. It works by breaking down the gallstones by releasing cholesterol into them. This causes the gallstones to dissolve.

Gallstones can cause extremely painful blockages within the gall bladder, and usually surgery is the main option used to remove them. As well as Ursodeoxy-Chloric Acid, there are other oral drugs which are sometimes used which may help to dissolve the gallstones such as Chenodiol.

Generally Gallstones are caused by too much cholesterol, bilirubin, or not enough bile salts. There can also be other causes such as the gallbladder not emptying as it should be for whatever reason. They could also come on if you are overweight, if you have excess levels of Estrogens in your body after pregnancy, and if you have diabetes. So, if you suspect you may have gallstones, seek medical advice and your doctor may prescribe you Ursodeoxy-Chloric Acid.
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Maria Gordon answered

Ursodeoxycholic acid also known as ursodiol and the abbreviation UDCA, from the root-word for bear urso, as bear bile contains the substance, is one of the secondary bile acids, which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria.

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