The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that sits on the right of our bodies just beneath the liver. Its primary function is to store and secrete bile. Bile is a yellow-brown fluid produced by the liver, which helps us digest fats. Our liver produces up to three cups of bile a day. Our gallbladder can store up to a cup of bile as it awaits a fatty meal.
Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. We can develop a large stone or multiple smaller ones. Many people with gallstones have no symptoms at all. Others go through life relatively symptom free, experiencing minor symptoms such as bloating, gas intolerance to fatty foods, belching, bowel and indigestion.
For others, however they may suffer what is called a gallstone "attack." Gallstone attacks often follow a fatty meal. Symptoms include constantly attack, separate upper abdominal pain that can last from 30 minutes to several hours.
Victims may also experience pain in the back between the shoulder blades or under the right shoulder. A gallstone attack is often accompanied by nausea or vomiting. If symptoms such as sweating, chills, fever or a yellowish color to the skin or whites of the eyes, it is important to seek medical help.
There are a number of factors that increase your risk of gallstones. Those at higher risk include women, especially women who are pregnant, the hormone therapy or taking pills, birth control, people over 60 years of age, natural and Mexican Americans, overweight individuals and individuals to go fast or crash diets and lose a lot of weight quickly.
It is important to recognize that if the gallbladder is loaded with stones, there is very little room to store bile and fat digestion may be impaired. In turn, the unused bile can back up into the liver causing liver congestion. If this is the case, it is important to assess the health of your liver by cleansing on your gallbladder.
Recommendations for Health
The traditional treatment for gallstones is to remove your gallbladder. There are, however, a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of producing gallstones or experiencing a gallstone attack.
Reduce your consumption of saturated fats typically found in red meat and pork, while increasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables you eat.
Start a program of diet and exercise, but avoid crash diet may increase your risk of gallstones. Diet and exercise can help reduce your risk of producing gallstones.
If you are taking birth control pills or are on hormone replacement therapy, talk to your doctor about your risk of forming stones or have your gallbladder checked to see if there is the presence of gallstones regularly.
Studies indicate that coffee increases bile flow and can help reduce the risk of gallstones. If you decide to add a little coffee to your health plan for this reason, make sure you only consume organically grown coffee beans.
Lecithin has been shown to help break down and transport fat molecules and may help dissolve gallstones. Studies indicate that it is helpful in protecting us from gallstone formation.
The formula of the gall bladder of the sun of nature can be used to help stimulate circulation, improve liver function and aid in the production of digestive fluids.
During a gallbladder flush, 1-2 cups of olive oil are consumed to simulate the gallbladder into releasing bile. This growing demand in the gallbladder to release bile works to push the stones out.
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