Several family members suffer bile reflux; some have had gallbladder removed to little/no avail (long term). Fortunately we've identified a PRIMARY TRIGGER being MSG (Monosodiun glutamate, a common food additive/preservative). Knowing this helps us prevent many issues, especially the choking/blobs of mucus in the throat.
I'm preparing to do a gallbladder/liver flush as advocated by Naturopath Andrea Moritz which (detailed on this site under gall bladder issues)that many people find success with.
I hope this info helps someone.