Gallstones are caused when solid material deposits in the gallbladder. Gallbladder is a small organ located under the liver which contains the bile juice. Bile juice is a fluid which helps in the digestion process. Gallstones are formed when there is an imbalance in the composition of bile. The hard deposition can occur due to the presence of too much cholesterol, bilirubin or both. Gallstones made up of cholesterol are more common in people. Some people may experience just one gallstone while others may experience many at the same time.
What are the symptoms of gallstone?
Gallstones can commonly cause pain in the upper right abdomen. The pain is very rapid and sudden which does not last long. Others symptoms are very common which can be mistaken with other digestive problems. Other symptoms of gallstones may include:
- Pain in right shoulder
- Continuous burping
- Dark coloured urine
Also read: 10 Efficient Home Remedies for Gallstones
Treatment for gallstone
The most common treatment for gallstones, which is commonly recommended by the doctors is surgery.
Prevention of gallstones
Gallstones can be prevented naturally. Some precautions can help you avoid the possibility of surgery. Some of the ways to prevent gallstones are:
Avoid crash diets
A healthy and balanced diet is the ultimate solution to prevent gallstones. Crash diets or low intake of calories can trigger the condition. Gallbladder diseases can be best treated with a proper diet. A mixture of different fruits, vegetables, grains, nut and seeds is required for a healthy gallbladder. You should not just stick to fruits and vegetables and consume all the different food items required. Also, learn how to differentiate between good and bad fat. Do not consume bad fat and add only healthy fat to your diet. Consume more fiber as much as possible. Do not starve yourself too much and ditch your diet which does not allow sufficient intake of calories.
Gradually lose weight
Obesity is the root cause of many diseases. A healthy weight throughout life is the best long term method to control gallstones. Obesity leads to high levels of cholesterol which can trigger the production of gallstones. But rapid weight loss is not the solution to gallstones. Crash diet and rapid weight loss will give the reverse effect. You should plan your weight loss in such a way that you lose bit by bit.
Yoga and exercise
Various studies suggest that regular exercise or yoga can reduce your chances of developing gallstones. Exercise and yoga will also help you maintain a healthy weight. It will also keep you fit and healthy. Yoga and exercise can also help you reduce stress. You can also prevent various other diseases with the help of yoga and exercise. At least 30 minutes of exercising per day are sufficient for a healthy gallbladder and rest of the body.
If you experience any symptoms related to gallstone then you must pay a visit to your doctor. A shooting pain can be the first symptom which you can notice easily. After getting tested follow the medications properly as suggested by the doctor.
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