Gallbladder is a small pouch that is found just beneath the liver. It contains bile which is produced y the liver. Before meal, its size is similar to that of pear but after a meal, it is like a deflated balloon.
Having too much bile cholesterol will lead to gall stones. It is a hard deposit that forms in the gallbladder.
Gall stones vary in range from small to large and can be developed many over a small period of time.
- Intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen
- Intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone
- Back pain between your shoulder blades
- Pain in your right shoulder
- Stomach pain
Types of Gallstones
- Cholesterol gallstones: Most common type of gallstone is composed mainly of undissolved cholesterol which may also contain other components and it is yellow in color.
- Pigment gallstones: These dark brown or black stones form when your bile contains too much bilirubin.
Your bile contains too much cholesterol
Cholesterol released by the liver is easily dissolved by bile which contains chemicals but when the liver releases too much cholesterol which is impossible for bile to dissolve than in those cases he excess cholesterol may form into crystals and eventually into stones.
Your bile contains too much bilirubin
When red blood cells break down a chemical is produced which is called bilirubin. In certain conditions, the liver makes to much bilirubin including liver cirrhosis, biliary tract infections, and certain blood disorders and due to excess of which contributes to gallstone formation.
Your gallbladder doesn’t empty correctly
If the gallbladder doesn’t empty completely then in that case it becomes very concentrated which leads to the formation of gallstones.
When the duct is blocked by the gallstone it causes and inflammation and it causes an infection in the gallbladder this is known as acute cholecystitis.
Symptoms of acute cholecystitis are:
- Intense pain in the upper stomach or mid-right back
- Appetite loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Gallbladder infection
- Bile duct infection
- Blood infection
- Pancreas inflammation
- Gallbladder cancer
Gallstones foods to avoid
- Avoid high fats food and fried food.
- Add fiber to your diet.
- Avoid seeds foods like kidney beans, tomatoes, etc
- Eat small meals as it is easy to digest.
- Drink sufficient amount of water.
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Treatment of gallbladder includes surgery in which the gallbladder is removed for which the doctor may refer to a gastroenterologist or surgeon.
Surgery(Gallbladder stone removal)
The surgeon(gallstones surgery) removes the gallbladder from the body which is known as a cholecystectomy. It is the most common treatment(Gallstones treatment) for adults.
The gallbladder is not an essential organ of the body that why surgeons remove as humans can live without it.
How to remove gallbladder stone without operation(Gallstone removal without surgery)
During this process, the stones break or cleanse which makes gallbladder empty but there is no scientific evidence to that thing in support.
People consume olive oil, juice, and herbs for two or more days during this time period they don’t take anything other than the oil mixture but this mixture can be dangerous for people with blood sugar or low blood sugar.
It is believed that apple juice can soften the gallstone which helps to pass the stone but there are no scientific studies that support these claims.
In some studies claims that yoga helps to pass the gallstone but like others, there is no scientific evidence to this but it has been seen that it increase the lipid profiles.
Castor oil pack
Many people use this method for treating the gallstone. In this process, the warm cloth is soaked in the Castrol oil which then placed in the abdomen. This relieves pain from the gallstone and help to treat them.
Two bile acids are often prescribed to dissolve smaller gallstones:
- Ursodeoxycholic acid
- Chenodeoxycholic acid
Problems after gallbladder removal years later
Difficulty digesting fat
Over a long period of time, it is seen that people complained about indigestion sue to the bile being leaking into the other organs or due to the medication that was given during surgery. So it is recommended to eat small meals as it is easy to digest.
Diarrhea and flatulence
Indigestion will cause diarrhea or flatulence which can be even worse for low fiber diet and high-fat food. Due to bile leakage, the right amount of bile does not reach the intestine which causes stool to loosens.
The medication used during the process of surgery may cause short time constipation.