Know more About Gall Stones!

What are Gallstones?

As the name suggests, gallstones are hard deposits (stones) that may form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pouch-like an organ that stores digestive juices such as bile that aids in digestion.

Depending on the cause, gallstones can be broadly divided into two types: -

Symptoms of Gallstones

The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver in the upper right abdomen. Hence, the formation of gallstones can cause pain in the upper right abdomen area. The pain is not constant but can be felt at times when you eat deep fried items and food rich in fat. Symptoms of gallstones are known as biliary colic. Some common symptoms are as follows: -

Diagnosing Gallstones

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms more than usual, it is better to consult a doctor. A physical examination may be performed by your doctor to diagnose the condition. A change in the color of eyes and skin from normal to a yellowish tint may depict excess bilirubin.

Some common tests of diagnosis include:

Treatments for Gallstones

Gallstones don’t always require a surgery for its treatment. The severity of the condition helps to decide the right treatment method. Following are the treatment options for gallstones: -

Home Remedies

A mild gallstone can be cured with some natural remedies like: -

Medication

Medication treatments are decreasing with the development of technologies that offer painless and safe surgery options with better results. However, medications may involve;

Surgery

A laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a recommended surgical treatment for gallstones. As a person can survive without a gallbladder. The surgery involves removal of the gallbladder and rerouting the bile to the small intestine making it less concentrated.

 


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