Gall Bladder

What causes gallstones?

If you have pain and swelling in your stomach, especially after eating fatty foods, keep in mind that your gallbladder could be the cause. The gallbladder is an organ that sits on the upper right side of the abdomen. It helps break down fats. Gallstones can form in the gallbladder, which is an organ that stores bile fluid made by the liver. Gallstones can form for a number of reasons. People have trouble with these stones because they get stuck in the gallbladder and cause problems.

What are the types of gallstones?

There are two kinds of gallstones. The names of these stones come from how they are found.

  • Cholesterol stones: Cholesterol stones are the most common type of gallstones that people experience in everyday life. Different sizes of these stones, which are made up of cholesterol, can be seen.
  • Pigment stones: Pigment stones are a type of gallstone that happens less often than cholesterol stones. It is made up of different-sized black or brown stones.

Why gallstones occur?

Bile fluid, which comes from the liver, breaks down fats in the gallbladder. This bile fluid is stored in the gallbladder, and when the body needs it, this organ sends it to where it is needed. In some cases, the amount of bile stored in the gallbladder gets bigger. This is because the bile duct is blocked, the veins are clogged because there are more substances in the blood, or the density of the bile is higher than usual. These are some of the most important things that can cause gallstones to form. Because of how the gallbladder is made, the extra fluid in it goes through a chemical change and turns into gallstones. Women are more likely than men to get gallstones. This condition is more likely to happen to women over 40, especially those who are overweight and have cholesterol problems. Due to the high cholesterol density, people with cholesterol are also more likely to get gallstones.

Your diet is another thing that can affect the formation of gallstones caused by cholesterol. Gallbladder stones can be caused by your genes or by eating too much fat. If you already have gallstones and keep eating fatty foods, your body will not be able to digest them, and you will start to feel bloated, in pain, and sick after eating.

What are the symptoms of gallstones?

When gallstones first start to form, there are not many signs that something is wrong. As the stones get bigger and the disease gets worse, the symptoms get worse as well. Pain is one of the most common signs. Gallstones can cause swelling and pain in the abdomen, among other things. As the pain gets worse, it starts to hurt my back. Later, problems like feeling sick and throwing up are added to this pain.

Since these breaks, which are one of the signs of gallstones, can also be caused by other health problems, the person may not fully understand what causes them. Since heart and blood vessel diseases are likely to cause these kinds of problems, the best thing to do if you have them is to see a doctor and get the right tests to figure out what is wrong.

When you go to your doctor with these symptoms, it is very easy for him or her to figure out what is wrong. On an ultrasound, gallbladder stones are easy to see. After figuring out how big the stones are and how far along the disease is, the best treatment method can begin.

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