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Gall Bladder Problems

The Gall Bladder

Gall bladder problems might include inflammation, infection, gall stones and obstruction. These are conditions that can slow or obstruct the flow of bile from the gall bladder to the liver. This can result in gall bladder disease if left unchecked. The gall bladder is a tiny organ located just under the liver. Its job is to store bile, which helps digest fats in the diet.

Symptoms of Gall Bladder Problems

Symptoms of gall bladder problems may include moderate to severe pain in the upper-right quadrant of the abdomen. The pain may spread into the chest and be mistaken for a heart attack. The pain may get worse when inhaling. Sometimes the pain may radiate to the right shoulder blade and into the back. Pain related to gallstones may occur sporadically. Inflammation causes pain that gradually gets worse and may hurt more when breathing deeply. Cancer produces a steady pain. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, feeling fullness or bloating in the abdomen, belching, heartburn and gas, colic and indigestion, jaundice, weight loss and a recurring intolerance of fatty foods. Stools may be light-colored and fatty if a gallstone is obstructing the bile duct.

Causes of Gall Bladder Problems

The most common gall bladder disorder is gallstones. Common causes of gallstones include age, obesity, Cohn’s disease, rapid weight loss, a high-calorie diet, cirrhosis, hemolytic disorders, multiple pregnancies, oral contraceptives, estrogen therapies, injury, bacterial infection, heredity and some medications.

Cautions

Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If symptoms persist or become severe, see your medical practitioner. Surgery may be necessary in some cases like large gallstones.

Herbal Treatments

Herbal remedies for gallbladder problems should be taken under professional treatment. The following herbs may be useful.

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