Bile or Bile

Liver: bile producer


Bile, or bile, is a fluid produced by the liver that is stored in the gallbladder. It acts in the digestion of fat and the absorption of nutritive substances from the diet as they pass through the intestines.

Knowing the bile (characteristics)

Bile is excreted by the liver, follows the bile ducts, passes to the gallbladder, going to the intestine, where it emulsifies the fats; Its color is usually yellow, with a greenish tint.


When we eat fatty foods, the gallbladder contracts to expel its contents, if any obstruction occurs in the duct (tumor, cyst, or gallstones), the bile gets stuck in the liver.

Continuing this condition, retroactive leakage occurs, which will turn the hue of the skin yellow, and also change the normal color of the stools, which will become lighter.

These effects or symptoms are called obstructive jaundice.

Jaundice is the deposition of bilirubin (the main product of hemoglobin heme metabolism) in the skin and sclerotics, due to increased production of bilirubin (as in hemolysis), metabolism failure (liver parenchymal disease) or excretion failure (obstruction bile duct mechanics).

Excessive bile production is related to the destruction of red blood cells that are used by the liver for this purpose.