What is Gallstone Disease?

Gallstones are deposits of the digestive fluid in the Gallbladder. This small organ is the right side of your abdomen, beneath your liver, and holds a digestive fluid called bile released into your small intestine.

Gallstones vary in size; they can be as small as a grain of sand and as large as a golf ball. Some people develop a gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time.

Usually, gallbladder removal surgery is required when symptoms are either mild or severe. However, when they do not cause symptoms, they do not need treatment.

What causes Gallstone Disease?

Doctors think gallstones may result when:

  • High levels of cholesterol.
  • Liver producing too much bilirubin, including liver cirrhosis, biliary tract infections, and certain blood disorders.
  • Your Gallbladder does not empty correctly.

Types of gallstones

  • Cholesterol gallstones. The most common and often appears yellow in color.
  • Pigment gallstones. There are dark brown or black stones form when your bile contains too much bilirubin.

How is Gallstone Disease treated?

Most of the time, there is no need for treatment for gallstones; sometimes, you can pass gallstones without even noticing. If you are experiencing pain, your doctor will likely recommend surgery.

If there is a high risk for surgery complications, a drainage tube may be placed into the Gallbladder through the skin.

If case you have gallstones and no symptoms, you can apply Natural treatment and home remedies such as:

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid rapid weight loss.
  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Get regular exercise.

To reduce your risk of gallstones, try these tips:

  • Choose low-fat foods.
  • Avoid high-fat, greasy, and fried food
  • Add fiber to your diet
  • Avoid foods and drinks known as caffeinated drinks, high-fat dairy products, and sweet foods.
  • Eat several small meals per day.
  • Drink a sufficient amount of water.
  • Fast loss of weight may increase your risk of gallstones and other health problems.